The eminent author, Sabarna Roy, has presently completed his ninth literary work: an epistolary novel, which is likely to be published in the winter of 2022/23. This novel is a joint work of Sabarna Roy and his editor for the last four of his literary works, namely, Sita Bhaskar.
This novel, is based on a ballad, Sabarna had written in 2009, titled: Tara, which was published in his first book, Pentacles, in 2010.
The ballad Tara describes the meeting of two high schoolmates, namely, Tara and Sandy, who fleetingly meet at the Delhi Airport after twenty-six years of leaving high school. A universe opens up in front of them. They exchange their contact details, but surprisingly, they do not contact each other for the next twelve years.
On January 4, 2022, Sandy writes to Tara as if in search of an anchor. Sandy writes through a series of letters written in a stream of consciousness as if running through a serrated jungle. Tara replies in a comparatively calmer and poised manner. The ending is brilliant, taking us back to the novella titled: New Life in Sabarna’s first book, Pentacles.
This epistolary novel touches on the highs and lows of time, space, and consciousness. The novel ends with an open ending leaving a lot of things to the imagination and intuition of the reader. The language is lucid and authentic, although the ideas are made up of many circuits and networks.
Sabarna’s and Sita’s readers will be waiting for a riveting book from them.
A pre-publication adda was organized at the hotel Taj Bengal, Kolkata to a packed-audience on May 14, 2022, on this book where some of the members of the audience wanted the authors to write a foreword to the novel. We have been informed that the foreword to the novel is being written by Maithili Rao.
Sabarna Roy, as we all know, is a much-awarded author. In fact, recently, Sabarna Roy has received the Best Author to Watch 2022 Award from Indo-Global Entrepreneurship Conclave Delhi organized by Business Connect, and Best Author in Indian English Literature of 2022 at the Ninth Asia Education Summit 2022.
Sabarna Roy has received a letter of confirmation from Confederation of International Accreditation Commission [CIAC] Global Foundation stating that he will be receiving Honorary Doctor of Arts, Honoris Causa from Azteca University, Mexico for his contribution to post-modern Indian writing in English.