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January 2015

Shamsuddin’s Grave

coverAuthor: Paromita Goswami

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Acceptance is something that we all yearn for but what if you are not accepted? Will you prove yourself or let the time decide? A tale beyond love, betrayal, hope, struggle and self discovery of two people.

Latika’s wrecked personal front leaves her completely shattered. So when her ailing father reveals his desire to go back home, she doesn’t think twice and moves to her hometown. She joins an NGO and comes across a teenager rape victim. Much against her TL, Debjyoti’s wish she sets out to trace the girl with Shamsuddin’s help. Will she succeed or end up in big trouble?

Shamsuddin, a daily labourer, somehow manages to thrive in the city. Meanwhile, flood devastates his house in the village. His family take refuge in a relative’s place where his wife has a tough time resisting to the advances of her brother-in-law. Can Shamsuddin rescue her before it is too late?

Set in Guwahati, a city in the Northeast India, amid the backdrop of natural calamity and ethnic turmoil, “Shamsuddin’s Grave”, is the story of migration towards big cities for a better life

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A REASON TO BE HAPPY THIS NEW YEAR

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It’s New Year and I am very glad to make an announcement. I have penned my debut novel, “SHAMSUDDIN’S GRAVE: The Story of a Homeless” which is due to release in the coming week. That precisely answers why I was not present on my blog for such a long time.

Now about a small peek into what my novel is about. My genre is – Contemporary adult fiction. The setting of the story is in a city in the North east India, Guwahati. I chose that city as it happens to be my home town. Staying outside Guwahati for such a long while has set me home sick. I think the same applies with many of you too when you spend several years away from your home land. That is the Theme of my novel as well. We move out to bigger cities for new opportunities with big dreams. Some of us succeed in achieving it too. Kudos to them! But are all of us that lucky??

My story is presented through two people – Latika, an NGO activist and Shamsuddin, a daily labourer. Two people, two different world. Amid the backdrop of natural calamity and ethnic violence is the story of betrayal, hope, love and self discovery.

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