A Reader in Massachusetts and a Contest winner in Bangalore


Debangshu K Gangopadhyay from Massachusetts says ‘Hi’ to the Chronicler.

The Chronicler of the Hooghly has been getting excellent ratings on Amazon US.

Back in Bangalore, Anita Nair exults at winning the ‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly’ contest.

Adjudged Book of the Month ( Mar ’21). Available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and Select Book stores.

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A Live Event on Instagram… with a surprise at the end.


The Chronicler goes live on Instagram!

I am happy to report that I was recently invited by Vishakha Raghav who runs the Instagram Thread “vishing_sky”.

I loved the Online Event on Instagram and some of the very interesting and fundamental questions posed by Vishakha. Questions relating to the underlying inspiration, current publishing system and tips for bussing authors from one of their own ilk!

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The sadness, the tiredness, the irrelevance of it all


An excerpt from the story Ashtami.

‘It seemed disturbingly like a sound from the past trying to come to terms with that of an uncertain future. It ricocheted through the house and beyond, and failing to tug at the heartstrings of the folks around, carried to the heavens the sadness, tiredness and the irrelevance of it all.’

Now available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

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The Chronicler Moods…….


K. N. Jaykumar, Ex. Director of the Saud Bahwan Group of companies in Oman and U.A.E, has this to say about the Chronicler of the Hooghly :

“Very touching stories… the characters stay in you long after the story is finished. Life can be like that! A Dipen or Shanti or Ronit makes me pensively ponder… and be grateful to God for what we have. Congratulations Shakti!”

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Appellate Tribunal member engages with the Chronicler


Rajiv Misra , an IIM Ahmedabad alumni, is the Member Administration at UP Real Estate Appellate Tribunal at Lucknow.

Holding the belief that ‘every dark night is followed by the dawn’ he is now engaging with the crucible experiences in the Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories.

Now available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

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 with Rajiv Misra.

The Chronicler of the Hooghly as a Book recommendation for March 2021


The Book recommendation video by Book Nerds alludes to the underlying theme of ‘Crucible Experiences’ in each of the stories.In our lives, we at times get confronted with intense and traumatic events which force us to question who we are, what really matters to us and what we believe in. In some ways these events alter our sense of reality.Each of the four stories in this book draw inspiration from such crucible events that I have had to face. The protagonists in that sense carry a bit of my own ‘experience and thought’ genes. As I see them now within the larger fabric of the stories, I do notice shades of myself and others who have been part of my life. Writing the stories has been a personal journey in that sense. At times the stories seemed to write themselves.

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‘Reviews with Rakhi’ on The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories


The forum ‘Reviews with Rakhi’ has written thus about the Chronicler of the Hooghly in its blog.

QUOTE

The different eras, timelines, generations, characters, made this book the best. So if you want to read a story from the British Era to the times of coronavirus then this is the book that will amaze you to your core, written in a lucid language full of Indian facts, religions, places, and full of emotions, then this is the book for you. Overall most recommended Book by me. So click here and read now The Chronicler of the Hooghly written by Shakti Ghosal.- March 20, 2021

UNQUOTE

The full review may be seen in the link below.https://www.newbooksreviewer.com/…/the-chronicler-of…

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‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly’ Contest entry by Sushma George


The Contest winning entry by Sushma George, a resident of Bangalore, India

Adjudged Book of the Month ( Mar ’21).

Available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and Select Book stores.

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The Colonial Rivalries


The Chronicler Tales…..

Available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select book stores.

Adjudged ‘Book of the Month’ for March 2021 by Booknerds, the forum Rain N’ Books has given the book a perfect score in its review.

https://rainnbooks.com/2021/03/17/the-chronicler-of-the-hooghly-and-other-stories-bookreview-shortstories-historical-fiction-esgeemusings/

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An Acknowledgement that I treasure


I feel elated to share this kind and generous acknowledgment given by Mr. Vaikunth, Ex Managing Director, Saud Bahwan Group, Oman & UAE, with whom I have had the privilege of working for more than two decades.

“It has been an honour to have known and worked with you, Sir. I have learned so much from you!”

Mr. Vaikunth writes as follows:

I know Shakti Ghosal for many years as we worked together for the same company in Muscat. SG is known for his great knowledge on the business he handled and had the character to speak out his mind. I never knew that he had this other side of a soft story teller. I just finished reading the “Ashtami” the first story in his book “The Chronicle of the Hooghly”. As he has nicely combined the pre and post independence era in this story it looked like a real life story of some one he knew. His style of writing is unique, clean and simple. That’s what I liked about. Congratulations to SG. I will soon read the rest of the book.

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