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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Stopover - A Book to look out for

Ram Prakash and Deepa Rachel Pinto have put together a stunning book that narrates their travel experiences through photographs and fiction. So, they call it "A Photo Fiction".

I received a personal request from Deepa to read the first few pages of the book and share my impressions. Being a bookworm, I was thrilled by the introduction she had given.

This book narrates four stories, each set in settings less travelled and unknown - at least, never perceived thus. Ram, with his amazing talent for photography, has included photographs that create an everlasting impact.

The style of writing is simple, lucid and gripping. Also it presents to you how there are little details to be perceived everywhere, how history relates to the present, how pain strengthens your determination.... you will relate to the protagonists, and see the world through their eyes. The portrayal of emotions is perfect.

An excerpt from the official page of the book says it all:
"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." And that's the voyage the authors undertook as they travelled around India. At every stopover they made and with every group of people they met, a treasure trove of experiences was unearthed, that touched and enriched their lives. To reveal to those who are unable to seek, to see, to experience and to understand, they present THE STOPOVER"

The book is due for release in October, so that's round the corner! Be sure to grab a copy for a book that proceeds through photographs and a few words! Do check out their Facebook page too.

Photocredits: Ram Prakash, although I have cropped it and watermarked it.

18 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

Sounds interesting! :)

trishanka said...

I think I will pick this one. Thanks.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Shilpa,
Indeed!! I have the opening pages, if you want to read them.

@Trishanka,
Wait for its launch!

ashok said...

sounds good...thanks for the review

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Ashok,
It was my pleasure, dear.

R. Ramesh said...

ya sounds interesting..

SG said...

Intereting and impressive. Will sure buy this one. Stopover - very catchy title.

Roshan said...

Good to see you liked it too.. I really do feel there is a lot of potential for this book. Would really like to see public reaction in the days to come.

magiceye said...

Intriguing enough to go for it!
Thanks!

The Book Outline said...

Sounds to be an interesting read.

... And thank you for visiting my blog :)

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http://thebookoutline.blogspot.com

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Roshan,
I agree totally!

@Magiceye,
Welcome, and do check out the pages linked in the post.

@Book Outline,
It indeed is. Loved being on your blog.

BHAVIK SHAH's BLOG said...

HI ANUPAMA
Firstly I should say you have a fantastic blog template..and superb writing..do keep on...
I am surely book marking your blog..
Great..Do visit again..

Regards
Bhavik Shah

Bob Bushell said...

Nice book and cheers for stopping by my blog.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Azaad said...

Thank you for your comment . Followed your blog. Thanks.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Bhavik,
All I had to do for the template is select it :P. But I minimize my gadgets to give it a clean look.

@Bob,
I am sure it will turn out to be a great book.

@Mr Ramakrishnan,
Its my pleasure, really.

@Azad,
Welcome aboard!

Krishna said...

Interesting...

Thanks

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@ Krishna,
Its going to be a great book. Tell me if you want to read the first chapter, then I'll forward it to you.