The Curse of Damini – A woman’s tale of woe – Book by an #Odia #writer Debajani Mohanty #Odisha
Odia Girl Debajani Mohanty’s debut novel “The Curse of Damini” released worldwide. Novel “The Curse of Damini” published by Penguin group.
Debajani Mohanty a 97 engineering graduate from UCE Burla, working as senior IT professional for NIIT Tech, Delhi. The story depicts arduous journey of the protagonist Renuka Pal from a rash teenage freedom-fighter till the most celebrated writer of 21st century and covers many age old vices against Indian women.
It’s already released worldwide by Amazon, barnes &noble etc in e-book, paperback and hardcover format. First chapter comes free to read on Amazon. In India the paperback option is still not in print, but ebook/kindle is available.
About Book “The Curse of Damini “
The story is written with a mindset to eradicate violence(especially RAPE) on women from the society. I started writing this some 2.5 years back after the Nirbhaya episode in Delhi and now “Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust” run by parents of Nirbhaya has contacted me to get associated. The book has been read by some 100 independent and educated Indian women, critiqued by a leading literary society in England and edited by a top editorial agency in India. I had collected their thoughts and had sent a summary to PM Modi Sir for eradication of rape and then the famous SOUCHALAY program was initiated in India.
Synopsys – The Curse of Damini
The world seemed not enough for free spirited Renuka, when she married the highly educated Shashank hailing from the mightiest Zamindars of Bengal. However, soon her life turned upside down when a neighbor revealed her of their sinister past.
It’s a mysterious supernatural curse cast on their family almost a century back. Generation by generation, Damini’s enraged curse had passed on, declining their family clan from hundreds to a handful few. Who would be Damini’s next victim? And why innocent lives are at a stake for a crime committed by an ancestor a hundred years back? Renuka would not settle until she finds an answer and in her quest she struggles to eradicate all the evils that come in her way. Would she ever win a battle against an unseen enemy? Would the wrong done to Damini be ever avenged?
Set against the nostalgic era of 1940s, the story narrates the arduous journey of Renuka Pal, the protagonist, from a rash teen age freedom fighter to the seasoned writer of the 21st century India. In this thrilling saga of death, betrayal and power plays the narrative would cover a large chunk of twentieth century history. The passing of time, historical events and the changing country is so well-woven to the story that one would hardly differentiate between fact and fiction.
Author: Debajani Mohanty is an engineering graduate and works as a senior I.T. professional with one of the biggest MNCs of India. “The Curse of Damini” is her debut novel inspired by the life of her legend grand-parents.
Read the book The Curse of Damini online here