An idea could trigger off to become a bookShe: Ekla Cholo Re is still amusing to us! It has been a great journey of writing a story that is often ‘unsaid, presented in a face-lift way’! The book is set to launch on 24 Oct 2015. We also like to thank you all for the promising reviews and feedback! We are trying to evolve and seek your guidance to do so! Dr. Shayan Haq (author of She) has been instrumental in bringing the story in a harmonious way. His childhood experience at Bengal was handy in picking the scenarios. Rajashree Ghosh editor of ‘She’ gave a patient hearing on the idea initially and the story latter. She gave a Midas Touch to bring right Bengali context in the missing parts of the story. Authors’ take this opportunity to thank her for the contribution! I personally feel She: Ekla Cholo Re would be a worth a thing to ponder over after the quick read!
Blurb: Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others.
Author of Title is Untitled ; Black, Grey and White ; Surrogate Author ; Umbilical Cord ; Second Heart
“She is one of the finest book to read” – Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru
“A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!” – N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru
“Don’t miss the ending!” – Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru
This is a review of a book written by Santosh Avvannavar `Title is Untitled’.
Title is Untitled – A Review
The courage shown by these three authors in projecting a commitment to stand by the rape victims is inspirational and it will give an initiative to many others to do the same. It is a great move to reach out to these victims. This is a book which will bring you out of the world of an indifferent slumber and will not allow you to pass comments like you always do when you read the daily paper or look at the television during a cup of morning coffee.
‘Title is Untitled’ is a confusing header Three authors have collaborated in completing this book that presents facts in an interesting way as other fiction writers do. They are Santosh Avvannavar; Raghunath Babu and Kundan Srivastava. The book rotates around the evils in modern society involving love, desire and anger. The story is well presented with just the right pinch of humour and it gives you greater insight and awareness of the bloody social evils that have corrupted Indian society today. There is plenty of hard work that has been put into this book and it is well supported with proper research and data. The confusing title will gel with you after going through the initial few pages and your doubts will be slowly quelled. The book will ignite your anticipation. You will be taken through a ride of domestic violence and sexual fantasies. You will come across the all familiar images of injustice being done at the hands of those very people who are supposed to be protecting you.
On the Indian literary scene, there is a need for more compositions like these instead of the run of the mill masala thrillers. I would congratulate the writers on their sincere attempt to put their points across in an aggressive fashion. Many social issues have been dealt with, capably, in this book. There was a need to do better proof-reading before publishing it but it can be pardoned in lieu of the bigger picture. There is plenty of scope for reflection on your part as a reader when you put the book down. It will open your minds to get out of the indifferent modes in life and do something about handling the wrongs that happen around you every day. The change has to be brought about, somehow. I personally feel that the youth of the country, particularly, the student groups should create vigilante bodies and take things into their hands rather than being docile and bothered about only `having a good time’ in their colleges or blowing way their parents’ hard-earned money on the mundane abnormalities of the corrupt life around us.
The compositional style in the book is mostly conversational and the authors have kept it simple for the readers with the utilization of dialects. The issues that have been brought out to the front are varied, ranging from rape to child marriage and from human trafficking to the big business of professional begging.
Overall, this book is a definite eye opener for many people who live in their respective comfort zones of indifference and those who fail to raise their voice against many social wrongs.
Syed Tahseen Hussain Nakavi
Freelance Journalist and Amazon Reviewer (Juror)
Note: The book was sent by the author in exchange of an honest review. Thanks Santosh for the signed copy.
What would you call the social atrocities that happens in the country. Hence the book is named appropriately as “Title is Untitled”.
Though there are number of issues, the book deals with eleven social problems that exists in our society such as rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking, begging to name a few. The authors have also included issues that men face which are often ignored.
Every story is presented in a form of dialouges and the language is kept simple. End of every story is presented with facts which shows the level of research that have gone into the book. The facts also stress the impact of these issues in our society and makes you ponder on what is our role in reducing them.
There are few grammatical errors and typos, however they can be overlooked as the content is clear and delivers what the reader has to know.
I think this book deserves much more recognition than it has got and has to be introduced to younger audience. Can be included in the curriculum with few editing on the words used in few stories.
A book complied with numerous tiny thoughts that triggers your nervous system to think about the system,the way the things are happening.. A wonderful script by author’s the depth of scenes and their connectivity is clearly conveying a valuable message. Thanks for the magnificent work!
Rating ★★★★☆ – Shilpa Patil (sent via FB to Santa Santosh)
Title is Untitled is such a eye opening read. You have done a good job in addressing social issues and I loved that they are presented with facts. That shows the level of research that you all have taken. Rating ★★★★☆ – Solomon Manoj (Sent via Email to Santa Santosh)
A God-fearing man, a kind-hearted human and a person who uses his skills and knowledge to write about social issues with the intention of drawing the attention of readers to the problems at hand and then working together to provide a solution for the same. Santosh Avvannvar is all of this and much more!