Readers from all walks of life


Best selling author Ashwin Sanghi sends his good wishes to the Chronicler!

Shashi Bhushan Malik , ex-Director Technical of RITES Ltd. decides to check out what is right about the Chronicler. This is what he says:

“Brilliant writing by Shakti Ghosal. The Chronicler of Hooghly keeps you spellbound as you progress from first to the other stories. The contrast of the devotion of Elokeshi and loneliness of Neha in pandemics of different periods, the selfishness of Anjan in Fault Lines and the marvelous mix of History and the curse of the Mukto Mala in the title story kept me glued to the book. The description of Delhi and Calcutta of the previous centuries especially the history connected with ghats, major characters of East India Company, and Bengal of 18th and 19th century has been suitably intertwined with the stories.A good read recommended for all generations.”

Upwardly mobile professional Indira Shukla looks forward to an engagement with the Chronicler.

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Makes History come alive again


The Chronicler of the Hooghly was recently reviewed by the forum ‘Deepan’s Bookshelf.

In it, Deepan Maitra writes:”……Through author Shakti Ghosal’s stories, I was able to travel once again to the history of this city, thriving and flourishing in new colours while still preserving the vintage hues of the age gone by.

‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly’ is a book that has deftly stayed away from the sparks of bewilderment or the colourful drama of intentional complexities. Different from putting forward a gaudy show of bright hues, the writing style preserves the beauty of simple colours, that interlink the heritage with commonality. The colours are a bit subdued and faded, but they carry lineage and ancestry.

The book houses stories that attempt to bridge the gap between today and yesterday. There remains always a linkage to the past, which makes the constructs in the book fascinating and lively. This kind of bridging not only serves as a vehicle to bring forth the contrast between the ages spoken about but also makes us wonder how several nuances remain just the same time after time…….”

The full review may be read here: https://deepansbookshelf.wordpress.com/…/makes-history…/

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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.’

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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.

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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

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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).

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What Author Vickram E. Diwan says


I am happy to mention that my recently authored book, ‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories’ is now available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

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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