March 17, 2011


Title : Benaami
Author : Anish Sarkar
Publisher: Amaryllis(2010)

About The Book:
In the mid-nineteenth century, a secret society known only as the Benaami, is set up to fight the British East India Company, which has colonised the country. The Benaami spreads its presence across India and in 1857, incites the native sepoys of the British army to mutiny. Arjun Chatterjee, a software engineer, has strange recurring dreams. Together with Sheila Guha, the beautiful professor of history researching the Benaami, he sets out to unravel the clues to his past. In the process, they get embroiled in a deadly conspiracy hatched by a megalomaniac with his own connection to the Benaami. As the parallel plots, separated by a century-and-a-half but with stunning similarities, hurtle to their climax, Arjun and Sheila race against time and destiny. But will they be able to prevent disaster?
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About The Author:
Anish Sarkar is an IIT-IIM graduate and a senior executive with Capgemini, a French multinational company. BENAAMI is his debut novel.  

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  1. Thriller is one genre of writing,where one needs to clearly mark the difference between exciting and confusing. For a debut such as Benaami, Anish Sarkar has got the difference right in place. For a topic as confusing as past coming back to affect present, Sarkar has a lucid style of writing. Benaami is set in 1857-mutiny era and the modern times at the same time. The lead in the book struggles to find out why he has been dreaming of British era memories and what relation does it have with him. Read the thrill unfolding in Benaami- out now on uRead at 30% discount!

  2. Benaami is thriller set in two alternate times- 1857 era and the present times. Anish Sarkar has efficiently utilised the opportunity of writing his debut novel.Its out now on uRead for 30% discount!