A coming of age story which I read with great pleasure. I’m not someone who particularly enjoys coming of age stories generally, but the author just seemed pull me in.
Young Sarat Chandra Chatterjee is a sort of ‘everyman’ with whom readers can empathise. As he navigates the rocky terrain of life, the reader finds him/herself enthralled by Sarto’s adventures, as he brings Calcutta in the sixties, seventies and eighties vividly to life.
A compelling story, it will make you laugh at times and cry at times, but will never leave you unmoved. The author’s dry sense of humour is also a delight, as is his wonderfully discreet and tactful writing, which doesn’t conceal, but at the same time steers clear of vulgarity of any kind.
Indranil Banerjie is a gifted writer and I’ll be looking out for his work in future. Highly recommended.
As of now, it’s available as an ebook.