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October 18, 2017

The House and Other Stories: Book launch on October 5


Newsroom24x7 Staff

New Delhi: There will be a dramatized reading of one of the stories in the book -The House and Other Stories- by the artists of the Barefoot Theater Company at Shapurjat near Asian Games Village Complex here on Thursday (5 October 2017).

This special event has been organised by YodaPress to present its next fction title ‘The House and other Stories’ by Amit Dasgupta.

Calcutta is the central character in each of the three stories in this book. As all Bengalis will tell you, even when the city stands quietly in the corner, not saying a word, her presence may be deeply felt by those close to her.

The House and Other Stories is also about the many persons we encounter in the everyday. These are the people we pass by without a second thought. Who are these people? What stories lie locked up in each of them? Will they ever be told? Like magic, one question leads to another and soon, they no longer appear anonymous; they come alive. It is as if an entirely new world has been conjured before our eyes. And we are enchanted by the stories that have lain hidden from us for so long. Even if the stories emerge at times from the realm of the dead.

About the author:
Amit Dasgupta is a former member of the diplomatic services. His last book, Lessons from Ruslana: In Search of Transformative Thinking, was published in 2015. An avid amateur photographer, he enjoys cooking and recently joined painting classes.


Clock: Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: 86/1 Shapurjat, 2nd floor, 2nd building, near Asian Games Village Complex, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

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