Saturday, June 22, 2019
Turning multi-lingual... The Station Master soon to be in Bengali!
Sat, June 22, 2019 | link
My book, The Station Master,
is soon going to be available worldwide in Bengali! Ananda Publishers, the biggest publishers of Bengali
literature in India, has picked up the book for this purpose. It couldn't be a happier moment for me. While the launch date
is yet not known, the translation work is progressing apace and it should be around the end of this year that it comes out.
The manner in which this enhances reach is perhaps understandable,
and like I hear, which Bengali--indeed, Indian--doesn't like a train-related tale told well! Those crisp ten stories are poised to acquire a new romance in the language
of romance, Bengali...
My ambition is to also get a few other translation
done... soon. Hindi is obvious and why not Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, or Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, and so on? Surely,
an author can dream! The more readers read of this intrepid but humane Indian Railways official, the better I daresay for
all such officials... for the reader will know of the conditions they work in, the challenges they deal with, the tragedy
and the drama that happen so quietly, so hidden from the eyes of the average train passenger. And all that they do and need
to do, to keep the wheels in motion, far oftener smoothly than not.
read, and spread the word about it.
Till the next time, with more news
and updates... cheerio!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wed, March 20, 2019 | link
Off the Pages (latest!), The Station Master, and, Re-Kill... on Amazon
(and others for The Station Master)
Off the Pages
Imagine. What if... Sherlock Holmes had
resented his life? And had wanted to confront
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about it, wanting a different life?
That's exactly what Tej Singh, a crime investigator, did. He dropped in on
his creator, author Dev Narayan, one fine evening. He was fed up of his life, he said. In his own words, he had "...a
life that’s quite filled with crime, whizzing bullets, falling bodies, shrieking women, and nasty criminals..."
So what would Dev Narayan do? Would he fulfil Tej's demands? How? And if he were to indeed
fulfil, what would he do after letting go of his meal-ticket character? Quandary!
Get your book... NOW!
Click on the appropriate link below in the table to access the edition
you want (will open in a new browser window):
So well, there are then three books available for purchase online. Here's the trio!
Re-Kill is a novelette eBook about an assassin who has
never failed... until now. Confronted by an unexpected failure, what does he do? Redeem himself in his own eyes? On a speeding
train? A closed-door mystery... with a savage twist!
Re-Kill here (Amazon India link) or here (Amazon.com link)!
The Station Master is a collection of real-life short stories based on the
amazing adventures of a now-retired Indian Railways Station Master posted in the state of Bihar, India. A seldom--if ever--point-of-view
narration of actual experiences that will thrill, amaze, instruct, and amuse! Don't miss it!
Get The Station Master here (Amazon India link) or here (Amazon.com link)!
the Pages... Ah well, you know all about this book right for the top of this post! The links are there too... go get 'em, champ!