Published by Leadstart, Eos of the Infernal by Aritra Sengupta is a sensational fiction highlighting the plight of a young girl who lands up in the brothel of Mumbai. The story features Erawati also known as Chameli. The story shuttles between her past life in Tamil Nadu and the current life in the grubby brothel of Mumbai.
Erawati was born to loving parents in Tamil Nadu. However, things begin changing for her when her parents got to know about her affair with one boy. Thereafter, she slips away from the family bonding, and secludes herself to an extent that a quirk of fate brings her in the brothel. The novel sheds light on how human trafficking takes place and what drives poor and young girls in the brothel racket. In the brothel, her name is Chameli, not Erawati.
The story is way interesting but at the same heartbreaking to know the fate of simple and innocent people. It makes readers acquainted with dark lives and twisted fate – and why some people are doomed. The story moves at a good pace, language usage is lucid, and narration is really captivating. The author has sketched the characters well and even the inclusion of auxiliary characters from time to time is done brilliantly. Overall, the book sails smooth despite having minor writing irregularities. The novel holds a tragic story, there is sadness in Era’s story, but it also keeps the spark of hope alive.
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About the Author:
Born in the magnificent and chic township maintained by the ‘Steel Authority of India’ in Kulti, West Bengal, Aritra had a fulfilling childhood. She did her schooling from Assembly of God Church. During her graduation, she moved to Kolkata. After completing her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calcutta, she shifted to Surat, Gujarat, and started working with Reliance Industries Limited. Since the later part of 2012, she has been in Mumbai, where she stays with her husband.
Though a techie by profession, Aritra has always been in love with words. Hence, writing comes naturally to her. She has a website—www.talestotell.online—where she pours her thoughts and voices her protests. She is a regular blogger and loves travelling. She is an avid reader. Fiction appeals to her more than any other genre, as the characters become a part of life. Her love for fiction and her passion for conveying her thoughts drove Aritra to write her first novel, Introspection—an evocative journey of a young couple, which leaves us with many questions and appeals to society to alter its parochial norms. It was published conventionally by Wordit Art Fund, and the manuscript was amongst the chosen few out of five thousand odd entries.
The book was launched on 11 December 2017, and the event was graced by eminent personalities like Mahesh Bhatt, Dino Morea and Bikramjeet Kanwarpal.