An Extraordinary Destiny by Shekhar Paleja

By Shekhar Paleja

It’s 1947 in Lahore, and the Sharma relatives is compelled to escape their domestic throughout the violence of the Partition of India. because the educate tracks degree the ever-growing distance among Varoon and his mom, who vanished throughout the panic to flee, the boy is thrust in the direction of an doubtful future.

Forty years later, Varoon’s grown son, Anush, desperately attempts to disentangle himself from his father’s calls for, that are mired in grief and whiskey. Compounding the strain is an strangely auspicious kundali—a Vedic start chart—which threatens to suffocate Anush with lofty expectancies. but if he meets Nasreen, he feels he might eventually be experiencing the superb destiny foretold. until eventually his father interferes and blocks his likelihood at real happiness.

Threading artfully via 3 generations of an Indian kin, An striking Destiny crafts an difficult narrative that finds, in layers, how decades-old grief rooted within the trauma of background, and couched in familial responsibility and customized, threaten to sever the sacred connection among ancestors and descendants.

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