Arjun Raj Gaind has penned the Maharaja Murder Mystery series and already has a readership.The book is a strong contender for awards and will speak to the Sikh diaspora in the country.The book has been endorsed by Ashwin Sanghi, Sarbpreet Singh, Anees Salim and others.Arjun Raj Gaind is the author of A Very Pukka Murder, Death at the Durbar and The Missing Memsahib, which are the first three instalments in the critically acclaimed, best-selling 'Maharaja Mystery Series' published by HarperCollins India and Poisoned Pen Press America. He is also the creator and writer of several graphic novels including Empire of Blood, Reincarnation Man, The Mighty Yeti, Project: Kalki, Blade of the Warrior and A Brief History of Death. Arjun also serves as the editor of Third Eye, an anthology of contemporary Indian Speculative Fiction.Punjab in 1984. Separatists fight for a free Khalistan, clashing violently with the police. Eight-year-old Himmat is visiting his grandparents in Amritsar when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated. As riots against Sikhs engulf the nation, devastating Himmat's family in their wake, an unforgivable act of cowardice leaves the boy permanently estranged from his grandfather. Thirty years later, Himmat lives in London still grappling with the memory of the events he witnessed in Amritsar as a boy. Unable to sustain any lasting relationships, he drowns his regrets in alcoholism. When his grandfather's illness forces Himmat to return to India, he finally begins a journey towards redemption. Based on real events, The Anatomy of Loss is a deeply personal narrative chronicling the impact of Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi on contemporary Punjab and the Sikh diaspora.A searing narrative chronicling the impact of Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi on contemporary Punjab and the Sikh diaspora.'Intensely compelling and scathingly honest, The Anatomy of Loss is a beautiful yet heart-wrenching reminder of human frailty and strength.''The Anatomy of Loss is a heartfelt tale of a young man's coming of age in a time of great turbulence, as he explores his identity and battles the demons of generational trauma. I recommend this powerful work which lays bare the often hidden effects of oppression and sectarian violence.''A compelling tragedy of a young boy struggling to become a man while reeling under the twin burdens of expectation and guilt. Set against the troubles in Punjab during 1984, The Anatomy of Loss is a testimony to how easily lives are destroyed by a legacy of hatred. A must read.''Searing, disturbing and intensely emotional, Arjun Gaind's The Anatomy of Loss is as deeply personal, as it is universal a comment on the human condition. Exquisitely narrated, this is an unflinching examination of the scars that refuse to fade within one's psyche, but instead, stay raw and bleeding, unstaunched by the passage of the years.''While deceptively simple on the surface, The Anatomy of Loss delves deep into themes of belonging and being.''A poignant coming-of-age story. Arjun's compelling cast of characters make this an unusual and immensely satisfying tale of redemption.'
|Title:||TheAnatomy of Loss|
|Author:||Arjun Raj Gaind|