Today Guest of Honour on our blog Romance Writer With Wallnut Cup Cakes is Author Amit Sharma who has written a beautiful book called ‘False Ceiling ’ .A small introduction about the author .
Amit Sharma is the author of fiction novel titled False Ceilings by Lifi Publications. The book launch happened on 12 Jan 2016 at the World Book Fair in Delhi. The novel is a Family Saga spanning 130 years (from 1930 to 2065) and takes us through the lives of six protagonists who are bound by a secret and live in Delhi and Dalhousie.
Amit Sharma has been working in a Software Firm since the last ten years. He lives with his family in NCR. His wife is a teacher and they are blessed with a daughter with an amazing battery life.
Amit is a voracious reader and devours books. His other hobbies include watching world cinema, traveling, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging (he used to blog earlier at Mashed Musings), making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
I hope you are comfortable sitting here, please drink a glass of lemonade before writing ..the guest post .
Over to you Amit, OK see ya guys enjoy reading his writing.
The story begins with Shakuntala, who is born in the lush mountains of Dalhousie in 1930 to a wealthy builder. As India inches towards her independence, Shakuntala’s world starts crumbling. It is an enormous owl sitting on Shakuntala’s bed that brings evil news and changes her life. On her wedding night in 1946, she is gifted a secret to use wisely when the time comes.
The story moves non-linearly 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; from the Delhi of 1984 smelling of burnt tyres to the Delhi of 1990s raising the Frankenstein of urbanization.
The six protagonists – Shakuntala, Aryan, Manohar, Vinod, Meena and Lipi – are bound by the cancerous secret for 130 years. It is accidentally passed down, hidden under insecurities and jealousies, locked in its meaninglessness and leaving a trail of ruin.
The story is based on true events. The relationships between the protagonists are real. A few events are fictional and the story is much more about the revelation of the secret in the end. For me it was about getting under the skin of this dysfunctional family, to present them as I saw them in real life, to make their actions and thoughts believable and human.
Thanks for penning the guest post .Have a great future is all we can wish for you !.
With Lots of Joy and Happiness,
Romance Writer With Wallnut Cup Cakes Team