About the Book :
A collection of tales ranging from childhood fantasies to exploring the darkness of human existence, tales that will make you nostalgic, that will tell your story, that will shock you and those, that will take you to your favorite places. Guiding these tales are a motley group of characters ranging from a side hero who day-dreams about Mithun and Bacchan, to kids who believe in the reality of Nagraj, Ajooba and Super Commando Dhruv.
Namak Swadanusar as the name suggests will add salt to your plate and increase the taste of your literary collection.
About the Author :
It might sound convenient to call Nikhil an engineer from IIT BHU or perhaps a manager from IIM - Kozhikode. However, these days he is a consultant by Occupation and a writer by Choice. His childhood was spent in Kanpur and presently he lives in Gurgaon (call it an occupational hazard). He has lived a few chapters of his life in the City of Lights and God's own Country too.
Nikhil says that the stories of 'Namak Swadanusar' came to him the same way a fever hits you. And the cure for this fever was putting these stories to paper. And whenever, writing a story couldnt help lowering the temperature, he found solace in writing plays and poems. During his college life in Banaras and Kozhikode, he wrote, directed and acted in various plays.
These days, he is busy romancing life through his poems, plays and stories.
|Title:||Namak Swadanusar (Hindi)||Publisher:||Hind Yugm|
Every story is to be savoured till you are satiated. Beautiful collection of short stories.
Namak swadanusar by young author Nikhil Sachan is a pleasant read. Author in his first attempt has got the pitch and tone of the stories quite right. In some sense the childhood stories remind me of R K Narayan's Malgudi days. The same insecurities of a child, desire to excel over his friends are all caught excellently by Sachan. Times have changed and so have the stories that he has crafted out in the book. Some are excellent, while most are ok read. Set in recent times when Nagraj and Parmanu were the favourite comic characters amongst the kids.They bring out the sensitivities of the kids mind. Other stories about Mumbai and his friend struggling to make a name for himself, was also well thought and well written. Overall a good read an excellent attempt at Hindi short story writing from a young and promising author.
In the crunch of some real Hindi books, this book has set a new standard. Although the book is in Hindi but it would touch the nerve of everybody, I feel. Some stories will remind you of your childhood dreams and thought process and some where you will find Nikhil as a messenger. All the stories will show you different colors of life but one thing is common in all the stories and that is rhythm. You would not like to take a break at all. The story line is not written in words it seems, You will see everything happening in front of you. The words actually depict the scene. You will find every dot connected in the climax of the stories. Every story has a hero of own in it and a solid climax will definitely force you to applaud the writer and his exceptional ability in this genre of Hindi.