Author Sabarna Roy’s launched his new book “Etchings of the first quarter of 2020” . The book comprises a novella and a poem cycle. The novella, in the background is a sweetly evolving dialogue between a step-father and a step-daughter, and in the foreground it is a dissection of ideas pivoted around dualism of human life by discussing characters like Lolita, Anna Karenina; Thought leaders like Hegel, Marx; political phenomenon like Schizophrenia, love as an idea and the secret love story of TS Eilot and ecological phenomenon like marine conservation and all of us is done in a unique way.
The second part of the book is an anthology of 20 sharp edged poems that excite and thrill you as you are encapsulated in the whirlwind of the confrontations between the poet and his alter ego.
“Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 is a book about a stepfather reaching out to his stepdaughter, who is in her early years of adulthood and on the cusp of venturing into marine conservation. He reaches out to her with ideas that he partly comes across on the opening day of the Kolkata Literary Meet where he has been invited to speak on the Dark Side of the Mind and partly subjects that are dear to him. The background of the book revealed to me when I was myself invited on the opening day of Kolkata Literary Meet to be a part of the panel discussion on Dark Side of the Mind and I thought in my mind how I will spend the night with my daughter to tell her about what I learnt and shared at the event. I think this book is targeted towards a thinking audience that is concerned with post-modern existential issues”
Mr. Roy is a trained Civil Engineer by profession and an accomplished author by choice. He has authored 6 critically acclaimed bestsellers over the last few years – Pentacles; Frosted Glass; Abyss; Winter Poems; Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018, and Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020.
He has been awarded the Literoma Laureate Award in 2019, Literoma Star Achiever Award 2020, Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018 won the best book of the year 2019, the A List Award for excellence in fiction by the NewsX Media House, Certificate for The Real Super Heroes for spreading a spirit of positivity and hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic from Forever Star India Award 2020, and the Certificate for Participation in the Indo Russian Friendship Celebration 2020, and the Literoma Golden Star Award 2020: Lifetime Achievement.
He is presently working as Senior Vice President and is in the 25th year of his employment with Electrosteel Group where he is engaged in giving leadership to Business Development, Applications Technology and certain key strategies at Electrosteel Group.
Roy has also authored a technical book, titled: Articles on Ductile Iron Pipelines and Framework Agreement Contracting Methodology published by Scholars’ Press in European Union with two of his Co-authors. This book has been translated into 8 major European languages and is considered a must-read by the industry stalwarts.