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The city of joy, Kolkata, has always remained special for me. First, I am a Bengali, secondly, I shall always remain so. The Ganges, the Maidan, the lazy tram rides, the fish curry, the Mughlai Paratha, Egg Roll and the dhakis in the puja pandals have always held a special corner in my heart. There are thousands more excuses why I love Kolkata. The latest being my first book tour   book promo 131

As an author I had an opportunity to spend an evening with the elite members of Dignity Foundation, Kolkata. Never to forget the presence of CPI(M) Kolkata District secretary Mr. Niranjan Chatterjee who took out few minutes from his busy schedule to make an appearance in the event. Renowned Bengali author, Sanjucta Sengupta who did not hesitate to encourage a debutant author.

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My debut novel, Shamsuddin’s Grave, had convincingly gathered accolades from the enthusiastic members of the Dignity Foundation. The theme of my novel, youth migration, was highly appreciated. Also the social issues which were highlighted in my book like the child trafficking and illegal migrants were discussed at par with everybody present.

The interaction with the members was not just limited to discussion of my book but also other social challenges faced by the migrants even today. We even managed to talk at length about the lesser know tourist destinations within the country and all about the troubled North East India and Chhattisgarh.

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In the end I would like to thank the staff of dignity foundation, Suparna, Rumudi, Leena and Moitrayee. Hats off! To you guys, for organizing such a splendid evening for all of us. With special mention to Sheilu mam for her support that has elated and encouraged many like me in their respective field.

Thank you so much.

My event at Press Club, Kolkata was also a big opportunity for me. I got a chance to interact with many eminent personalities from the literary field and the media field.

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Mr. Nihar Majumdar , Prolific Writer, author of 12 Research oriented books, out of which one has been bestowed with National Award. He is also a regular columnist & Public Speaker. He even presented me with one of his books.

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Dr, Ratan Bhattacharjee, senior journalist ,The Telegraph and Assam Tribune, and academician is also the Executive member in the International Advisory Board of International Theodore Dreiser Society, USA. Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee is also the author of love poems The Ballad of the Bleeding Bubbles.

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Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Kolkata News

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Acceptance is something that we all yearn for but what if you are not accepted? Will you prove yourself or let the time decide?
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 takes refuge in a relative’s place where his wife has a tough time resisting to the advances of her brother-in-law. Can Shamsuddin arrange for an accommodation before it is too late?
Set in Guwahati amid the backdrop of flood and ethnic turmoil, “Shamsuddin’s Grave”, is the story of migration towards big cities for a better life.

Paromita Goswami is an Indian based freelance writer and blogger. She also writes for many travel magazines. She is born in Shillong and spent her growing years in the Northeast before moving to Delhi. “Shamsuddin’s Grave” is her debut novel.

Cover Photograph: Krishanu Chatterjee


Hats off to Paromita Goswami, author of Shamsudin’s Grave, for writing such a good novel.This novel is different, it’s not a story of an MBA Guy, not a story of an engineer, not a story of high class of society, it’s about a daily wage labourer, his plight, his struggle, and a young lady Latika, who explores her different aspect of life along the story of Shamsuddin, and the story represents a real life story, not so perfect, just like real life, where we face different situations, different emotions.

4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 18 April 2015
By V. Pratap
Narrative is short and polished, both sad and cheerful wherever required. This is a beautiful novel in regards to characters, feelings and deals with harsh realities.All in all, it is a well structured book which touches the reader and teaches many things. A breezy read as the story flows and keeps you hooked.
4.0 out of 5 stars go for it!, 1 April 2015
By Aayesha Hakim
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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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