2014-02-14 14:28:24 - Tanakush by B S Krishnan & Abhimanyu Chatterjee is a suspense novel illustrating the emotional and psychological conflicts of a city girl studying medicine, when she connects her past with her present
About the authors...ABHIMANYU CHATTERJEE is a freelance audio-visual auteur. Besides being a prolific writer, he’s also a shutterbug, illustrator, cinephile, screenwriter, aspiring filmmaker and an ex-Corporate Manager. On the other hand, B S Krishnan is a third generation Kolkatan, is a Cost Accountant, an ex-Corporate Manager, avid Investor in the stock-market, movie buff and a scriptwriter. After his 5 years stint in Melbourne, Australia, he’s settled in Kolkata.
Idea...Meghna, a medical student with Calcutta Medical College, is a happy-go-lucky girl. Her doting father SamareshChatterjee, is most likely to be the new Chief Minister of West Bengal, in the upcoming election. Samaresh’s also happy with the fact that his daughter is ready to settle down with Arnab, the leader of his
party’s Youth Wing. With all that one could desire for, life seems promising for Samaresh, Meghna and Arnab, until suddenly, when their life turns topsy-turvy by a strange past connect messing up Meghna’s life, as she starts seeing flashes of the rape and murder of a girl Yasmin, during the riots of Ayodha Babri Masjid demolition! Who’s this Yasmin and how is she connected to Meghna? Is Meghna hallucinating? Is she schizophrenic? Is the gritty image of Yasmin, Meghna’s alter ego? Or is she Meghna only, from her past life, where something sinister had actually happened to her? Is some unforeseen force coming to haunt Meghna?
Why she’s getting estranged from her beloved father Samaresh, whom she always considered to be her friend, philosopher and guide!
As Meghna struggles hard to cope with the bizarre turn of events in her life, that throws everyone around her, off gear, her fellow friends Rhea and admirer cum friend Vikram, support Megha in her quest for truth…
There’s a palpable sense of tension, a ticking time-bomb scenario, with lives and relationships, careers and family ties on the line…
Constantly living on the edge, would Meghna be able to find answers to her disturbing visions? As the suspense drama unravels, through the various maze of events, from the courtroom battles to the election fever and media circus, we see Meghna trying hard to come out of the complex psychological matrix that challenges her!
In the book the tension oriented situation has been portrayed in a very beautiful manner. The relationship and its depth have been illustrated with a very brilliant writing skill. Using the simple language and maintaining the lucidity till the end of the story, the writers have made the book much readable. Both the social and the mental situations and tensions described in the book must relate the readers with the characters. The presentations of the glimpse of the situations and the mental torments of Meghna must win the praise of the readers.
Book : Tanasukh
Author : B. S. Krishnan & Abhimanyu Chatterjee
ISBN : 978-93-83809-08-0
Price : Rs.250.00
Publishing Date: January 2014
Publisher: Power Publishers