“Bound by life” by Arpita Pramanick

A wonderfully constructed review of my book, Bound by Life, by my ex-roommate Swagata Mukherjee. She was a beta reader for Bound by Life, so while I was writing the stories I have sought her counsel more often than not. I was so glad when she surprised me with this beautiful review. The review is in itself a wonderful piece of writing. She reads like a professional reviewer in this piece.

Do check out her blog. Swagata blogs about travel and photography, and once in a while squeezes in reviews and other random tidbits.

Once again, thank you Swagata for this wonderful review! 🙂

Through My Eyes

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Title : Bound by life

Author : Ms. Arpita Pramanick

Genre : Fiction

Arpita Pramanick’s debut collection of short stories “Bound by life” is a delightful read because of its range, emotional force and for the sheer beauty and power of its language. This book presents a diverse set of ten short stories which will keep the reader guessing from page to page. The stories are about life and death, love and loss, transition and growth, jealousy and kindness. Arpita’s prose is clean and evocative, the stories are exciting, and the characters are beautifully observed.

Among the ten stories, my personal favorite is “The Silent Victim”, which is a story of a young girl Deepa, who had experienced sexual harassment in her childhood. The story is such that every Indian woman will be able to relate herself with the central character Deepa. The following two lines from the short story…

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About Arpita

Arpita Pramanick is a little, young woman with a bright face (who'd rather not look directly into a stranger's eye) you'll find walking on the corridors of Mu Sigma, Inc. She tells herself she wants to be a properly published writer (by which she means she wants to be published from the likes of Penguin), but isn't really so sincere about writing everyday. So if you see her, tell her to go write. She'll love you for doing that!
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