A Science Fiction with a difference
Sri Botokesto Talukdar, the descendant of a powerful Zamindar family in the Golapdanga village, was really fed-up with his youngest son, Anik, an experimental scientist. The lad seemed to have nothing better to do but to indulge in apparently useless experiments. Also fed-up was the family’s pet cat, Mr. Hulo. Here, the neighbour’s daughter, Mili, was head over heels in love with Anik. Things were going on well enough, till one day, on his way back from morning walk, Botokesto suddenly disappears. Where did he vanish to? Did Anik really know something about this vanishing act? All these questions and their answers build up a fast paced, eminently readable story with an astounding end.
“How inventions in science can bring about disasters to mankind and how science itself can avert these disasters enabling Man to attain his desired goal – this picture we can get from this novel of Sayantan. There is a wonderful admixture of science, imagination and humanism in this novel, and, I believe that for these reasons he will gain the acclaim of the reader and the intellectual people alike.”
-by Dr. Sandipan Sen, Academician and Author | 09-Jun-2015
An epic poem
This epic poem, written in blank verse, tells the story of the most misunderstood tragic hero of Mahabharata, Karna, retold from Karna’s angle. The story unfolds over nine cantos and is told in a classicist form and language that reflects the grandiose of the tale and its colourful protagonist.
“Sayantan does not tread the trodden path. He believes in working towards a concentrated, determined resolve. That is why he does not tell his tale in a prosaic form. Rather he opts for the form of an epic poem. Thereby on one hand, one gets the pleasure of an old classic, and the joy of experiencing the modern conjecture ...
... In this book, the reader will find Karna as one of his own – through the quality of writing and through the focused construction of the author"
-by Dr. Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay, Academic and Novelist | 05-May-2015
“...The characters are regal. Their thoughts and their ways of expression, glamorous and grandiose....they delineate the poet’s expertise in the use of language and the ease in his expressing ecstacy.”
-by Dr. Shaktipada Patra, Academic and Critic | 02-Mar-2015