May 27, 2024 10:01 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
'Man-made disaster': Gujarat High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Rajkot gaming zone fire that killed 27 people | Payal Kapadia's Indian film All We Imagine As Light wins Grand Prix Award at Cannes | 'Was told to take the blame': Pune Porsche teen's grandfather told driver to take responsibility for crash | 24 killed in gaming zone fire in Gujarat’s Rajkot; PM Modi expresses grief | INDIA bloc performing mujra for vote bank, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a scathing attack on opposition parties
A Box Full of Darkness: Arindam Basu's book of fiction is all about human frailties lurking within people
Book launch

A Box Full of Darkness: Arindam Basu's book of fiction is all about human frailties lurking within people

| @indiablooms | 28 Aug 2023, 11:50 am

Kolkata/IBNS: A collection of short stories based on frailties lurking within regular people is the underlying theme of 'A Box Full of Darkness', the second book of fiction penned by author Arindam Basu.

"These are people we meet every day in buses, on streets, in offices and departmental stores, in between our daily haggles in the fish market or while sipping a cold drink sitting inside the multiplex," said Basu.

"We never realize that these are people broken from inside by something that goes beyond their own comprehension. It is when they confront the fissures that run through their hearts, sometimes all hell breaks loose," he said.

Author Arindam Basu | Photo courtesy: Avishek Mitra/IBNSAuthor Arindam Basu | Photo courtesy: Avishek Mitra/IBNS

A heart transplant patient who has unearthly visions, a parasomniac girl frantically looking for answers into her sleeplessness, a gamophobic man ploughing the furrows of his sins, make for some of these personalities.

There are others like a mythomaniac teacher who can't handle her lies, a claustrophobic man stuck in an elevator and a patient suffering from persecutory delusion, a lifer looking for retribution.

And finally a trilogy of a hired gun completes the eight central figures in a book of unexpected twists and turns.

The book was launched recently at the Oxford Bookstore in Kolkata by Snehasish Ganguly, President, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

Book launch event | Photo courtesy: Avishek Mitra/IBNSBook launch event | Photo courtesy: Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Ganguly, who found the author’s last collection of short stories ‘unputdownable’, said he will take up this new collection after the ICC ODI Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 matches to be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata are over.

(Reporting by Shreya Ghosh, Photos by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.