2014-01-10 18:57:57 - In his new book, author I.J. Roy transports his readers back in time to Meluhha and Sumer on a thrilling adventure with a hint of mythology.
A moving tale of a Meluhhan Dancing Girl’s struggle against sexual exploitation. The central theme of the novel is the exploitation of women by people in power. And when they cannot bear it any longer, these seemingly docile women transform into avatars of Kali and Chandi to wreak vengeance on their tormentors.
The reader is swept along the adventures of a father and daughter who are sentenced to death for looking different, of a town that is destroyed by mysterious floods, of a leader who is banished for being kind to his people, of twin brothers who make it their mission to fulfil the dreams of others, and of an Akkadian who travels from Sumer to Meluhha in search of the
fabled White Gods of the Great Northern White Mountains.
In this journey, amidst the love and hatred, friendship and animosity, hope and despair, laughter and tears, and revenge, the author blends in interesting glimpses of day-to-day life in Meluhha and Sumer.
An excerpt from “The Pparahan Oracle”
“Go in peace on your quest, Akkadian. And the Gods, they are not all White,” the voice said.
The author laces his historical adventure with a dash of mythology to create a mystical aura that persists long after the reader has absorbed the mesmerising finish
About the Author
I.J. Roy, hails from Shillong, and currently resides in the quaint village of Chappaqua, located 35 kilometers north of New York City. Since early childhood, the author has been a history buff and geography enthusiast. Growing up in Andaman, Arunachal, Assam, Meghalaya and Bengal, he met people from different backgrounds, who spoke different languages. Analyzing what makes people who they are and do what they do, became a new hobby for the author. These three interests continued when he was studying for his Engineering degree, and remained true while he was working for some of the leading American and British banks in Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York. So when he penned down The Pparahan Oracle, Geography became his paper, History his pen, and people and their diverse attitudes and psychology his ink.
Book : The Pparahan Oracle
Author : I. J. Roy
ISBN : 978-93-83271-75-7
Price : Rs. 455.00
Publishing Date: January 2014
Publisher: Power Publishers