. Sanchit Gupta has penned down a heart wrenching story of three friends in the backdrop of Kashmir, the land of apples and orchards. His latest book – The tree with a thousand apples, is inspired by true incidents. It’s a gripping tale of the situation in the state that we all need to be aware of.
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From the blurb:
Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik, Deewan Bhat and Bilal Ahanagar, three childhood friends who grow up in an atmosphere of peace and amity in Srinagar, Kashmir, until the night of 20 January 1990 changes it all.
While Deewan is forced to flee from his home, Safeena’s mother becomes ‘collateral damage’.
Bilal has to embrace a wretched life of poverty and fear.
The place they called paradise becomes a battleground and their friendship struggles.
As fate forces them to choose sides against their will.
Twenty years later destiny brings them to a crossroads again.
When they no longer know what is right and what is wrong.
While both compassion and injustice have the power to transform lives.
Will the three friends now choose to become sinful criminals or pacifist saints?
The Tree with a Thousand Apples is a universal story of cultures, belongingness, revenge and atonement.
The stylized layered format, fast-paced narration and suspenseful storytelling makes for a powerful, gripping read.
About the author:
Born and brought up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Sanchit Gupta began his career as a part-time copywriter in Mumbai. He went on to co-found his own theatre group. He has worked as a freelance film screenwriter and as executive producer–fiction for a leading television network. His short stories are published in several esteemed publications and literary journals. And have won acclaim in leading literary festivals and online forums. One of his film scripts (fiction) has been long-listed in a globally reputed screenwriters’ lab. He has worked with All India Radio as a talk show host. And regularly features in poetry recitals at Prithvi Café, Mumbai. This is his debut novel.
Apart from being a writer, he is a brand management professional. His works explore his fascination for global cultures, societal structures, vagaries of the world and the human mind. He welcomes interaction @sanchit421. Find out more about the author and his work at www.sanchitgupta.in.
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