The success of the ‘Smiling Buddha’ nuclear test marked the rise
of India as a nuclear power in 1974. But what went unreported in
the media was the nuclear fallout that had lasting impact on the
inhabitants of Pokhran, especially Chaitanya.
It quickly becomes clear that the conspiracy surrounding this
radioactive fallout runs pretty deep in the establishment. Those who
have had a hand in covering it up are willing to go to great lengths
to ensure that the secrets stay buried.
Chaitanya sets on a journey to expose the truth. With Zara by his
side, he is sure to bring justice to his people. But when fate snatches
Zara away from him, he is consumed by revenge. Undeterred by
threats, he embarks on a mission that takes him from the deserts of
Pokhran to those of Syria, and into the halls of MIT.
A heady page turner, at its very core, Pokhran is an exceptional journey of revenge, courage, love
and the unbeatable human spirit.
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Uday is a philosopher, economist, and engineer with a firm belief in the
progressive march of humanity towards a better and brighter future. He has
travelled and lived across countries and continents, which has given him a
unique outside-in perspective on India.
With a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University, when
he is not writing, he works at an investment bank in New York city and likes to spend time with his
family in Princeton, New Jersey.