Book- The Journey
Author- Manajit Ghoshal
Publishers- Bluerose Publishers
The story begins with Kanhai waking up half-dead, fatigued and surrounded by the dead bodies of his martyred brother soldiers of the second world war. The story further proceeds with Kanhai falling in and losing his love, returning to his village, starting and building his life afresh. This is a story of family, relationship, emotions, love, loss, tragedy, turmoil, separation and faith spread over three generations.
✍️ Talking about the plot, it’s very clear from the blurb itself, but the part where Kanhai returns to his village and his marriage with Noor felt somewhat like the movie Gadaar-Ek Prem Katha. And I was a little bored.
✍️ The characters were well formed and did justice to the story.
✍️ The language, writing style and narration was really good.
✍️ The pace of the book was okay.
✍️ The cover of the book was good, but the font size was really small and hurt my eyes.
✍️ Overall it was a good read.
The Author of The Journey, Manajit Ghoshal was kind enough to spare some time for his interview. Let’s see, what he has got to tell his readers-
1. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what words would you choose?
I would leave that responsibility on the people who know me.
2. Which author inspires you the most?
Ved Vyas. I think The Mahabharata is unparalleled in its depth and expanse.
3. What was the biggest hurdle in completing your book?
Patience. When you start writing , you are full of energy. But the rigours of research and then going through the rigmarole of finding a publisher gets to you.
4. How long did you take to finish the book?
Two years to write it and three more years to publish it.
Thank you Ghazala Anjum (Pristine Books) for the review copy.