ISBN 9789350298138,Anchor



Avik Chanda



HarperCollins India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350298138

ISBN-10 9350298139


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Contemporary Fiction

A firebrand Ex-naxal who seems to have gone missing at a critical juncture. A veteran journalist accompanied by a young and naive sub-editor determined to find the truth. A suave but ruthless politician with a hidden agenda, equally determined to stop the truth from getting out. A gang of hardened criminals ready to do his bidding in cohorts with the police. Helpless villagers who are mere pawns in a bigger game. And a group of anxious editors waiting in the claustrophobic newsroom of 'The Sentinel' for the night to pass and the next day's 'anchor' to unfold in the killing fields of a village on the outskirts of Kolkata. Over the course of an unforgettable, stifling, rain-soaked night, the lives of these characters intertwine, clash and are changed inexorably. In Anchor, Avik Chanda presents a picture of Kolkata in the late 1990s and serving as its foil, a tiny fictional village, where people risk losing their homes, land-and finally, even their lives.

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