- Book Review
Born in the lush mountains of Dalhousie, Shakuntala is a pampered child of a wealthy builder. On her wedding night in 1946, she is gifted a secret to use wisely when the time comes.
From the green valleys of Dalhousie to a village in Punjab reeling under the communal violence of 1947; from the Delhi of 1950s with its intoxicating smell of freedom to the Delhi of 1970s soaked in the hippie culture, the cancerous secret breathes with her, infects her. It is accidentally passed down, hidden under insecurities and jealousies, locked in its meaninglessness and leaving a trail of ruin.
When her great- grandson accidentally discovers the secret, he is perplexed by the malice that flowed in his family's blood. Was it just the secret or his family would have destroyed itself even in its absence? Why was their love never greater than their unsaid expectations from each other?
It is written by Rohit Gore for this book: “A captivating saga spanning decades. False Ceilings is a masterfully told story of transformations told through the eyes of six lives. Exhilarating and vastly entertaining, it is a must read story of love and destruction spread over generations.”
Amit Sharma is a software laborer since the last ten years. He lives with his family in NCR. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. His is based in Delhi. He can be found at -
Book: FALSE CEILINGS (Fiction )
Author: Amit Sharma
Publisher: Lifi Publications
Price: Rs. 295/-