Book Name: The DROWNED OCEAN
Name of the author: D C Atri
Price: Rs. 225.00
About the Author: D C Atri, is a thinker and silent struggler against corruption social, economic and political injustice. He superannuated as senior manager (Finance & Accounts) from a central government. His earlier novel and poetry in Punjabi were a great success which were also against the exploitation, corruption and discrimination by the caste based system.
About the Book: ‘The Drowned Ocean’ presents a vast array of themes such as love, romance, philanthropy, betrayal and greed. The book discusses use of religion by parties with vested interests, the importance of the working class, backwardness of the ‘lower castes’ being ensured by the rigid and orthodox thinking being propagated by anachronistic notions of Casteism. The book reveals how people with vested interests come in the way of honest, righteous and principled people. As the author rightly puts it, “The book is not a mirror of the society but a painting representing it”
Chandini Santosh is a novelist, poet and painter. She has three solo collections of poetry and two painting exhibitions to her credit. Her short story, ‘The Day of Sacrifice’ was selected for the ELLE Random House Fiction Prize 2013.
Her debut novel, ‘The House of Oracles’ was published in 2016.
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