Publications

This page lists all my published works.

Grandma’s Photograph

Type: Short story

Published on: August 12, 2015 on Story Shack magazine

Summary:

Bound by Life 

Type: Anthology

Published on: June 20, 2015

Summary:

Bound by Life is the first book by Arpita Pramanick. It contains ten short stories.
The title story is epistolary. An old man writes a letter to his son before leaving for an old age home. Set in the backdrop of the modern nuclear family, the story contains references to the immigrant experiences of those who came to India from the then East-Pakistan (presently Bangladesh) to escape the wrath of the communal riots post-Indian independence.

One of the stories, I am Mala, has been previously published on the eFiction magazine. I am Mala is the tragic tale of a young woman who becomes the victim of the dogmatic caste system.

The protagonist of The Silent Victim, Deepa, has traumatic past. She just started college and is struggling badly with androphobia. Will she be able overcome her past and lead a normal life?

Arpita delves into the fabric of Indian life – its ethics, values, customs and superstitions. Her characters belong to different walks of life. From tea-vendors on the pavements of Salt Lake, a leading IT hub in West Bengal (Manorama Tea Stall) to the young village boy performing in a circus in a city (The Last Show) – everyone finds a place in Bound by Life.
The stories are simple tales of day-to-day lives of the common man. It is this simplicity that adds beauty to this collection.

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I am Mala

Short Story published on May 2015 edition of eFiction magazine

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  3. I just took a look inside and read the first story of your eBook. Great story and character development. I will keep it in mind for next month’s reading.

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  4. asimmulla says:

    It seems you have some experience in fiction writing.
    I read few of your stories. They are quite appealing.
    I am new to this blogging stuff and I am a writer as well. if you could read few of my stories and give your feedback, I would gratefully appreciate it. Please guide me.

    Be in touch.

    Thank You.

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    • Arpita says:

      Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words. I just started my job two weeks back and the transition from a student to a professional is taking a toll on me – especially with the time. I haven’t written much fiction lately, and have been reading even less. I do love to read new authors, so even though I can’t promise to read your work right away, but I will try to get to it. Keep wtiting and sharing your works! 🙂

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  5. Idle Muser says:

    Hey Arpita,
    I read your short story ‘Grandma’s Photograph’, and I am pretty impressed the way you pulled off the whole thing. It had emotions which one could feel. The ending in fact, said a lot when you chose to leave it as it is. Good job girl! 🙂

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    • Arpita says:

      Hey there! Thank you so much… You’re one of the person’s to appreciate one of my stories in very recent times… makes me want to go back to writing short stories again 🙂

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      • Idle Muser says:

        I am glad I could be one of them, Arpita. 🙂
        Never let those blank pages go into trash bin. Better is to first ink them and then throw them away.
        Good day! 🙂

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