Kratu Sen lives in California. He is studying for his undergraduate degree at Stanford University there. Kratu is ambitious, energetic, studious and friendly. He has a thirst for knowledge_be it about the subject of his studies or his roots or the cultural, political and socio-economic history of his motherland. He reads a lot, questions a lot and wants to go down to the origin of every subject or topic. He has a couple of close friends_Tista Dasgupta and Afsar Fareedi, a student of linguistic palaeontology. He is also close to his grandmother, Kubha, who has raised him on stories about her motherland, her ancestors, and the turbulent period of India's independence. It takes years for Kratu to realise that the stories of his grandmother were not mere tales. They weren't simply meant to put a little Kratu to sleep. They had a meaning and significance, deeper and greater than they appeared on the surface. And this way the story of The Ekkos Clan starts. Authored by Bangalore based techie Sudipto Das, this book has earned reader-appreciation and critical acclaim.
The Ekkos Clan is the début novel of Sudipto Das. The author, a former student of IIT Kharagpur, presently works with Mirafra Technologies as a vice president. His family, originally from Bangladesh, shifted its base to Calcutta after the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. Like million others, his family witnessed one of the most terrible phases in world-history_the bloodshed, the riots, the violence and the widespread outrage following the decision to divide the country. Das learned the stories from the elders at home. He learned how innocent people were killed, robbed, tortured and rendered homeless. They were killed and raped in the name of religion, community and nationality. This novel has been greatly inspired by the tales of partition, replete with anarchy, atrocity and agony that he heard from his parents and grandparents. This book is available on the internet for purchase in India. Before you buy this product on the internet, take the assistance of Junglee.com to know which online retailer sells your chosen product at the lowest possible price.
In The Ekkos Clan, Kratu shares the stories he heard from his grandmother, with his girlfriend Afsar. He tells her a lot about her grandmother also. Like beads, Afsar strings the stories together, one after another, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Then one day she realises that the stories were not simple bedtime tales grandparents told their grandchildren. She realises and tells Kratu that the stories are of greater historical value and importance.
While unknown and unexpected facts surface about the history of his clan, Kratu confronts an attack on his life. He survives the attack, but his uncle and sister do not. Kratu is shocked, confused. He tries to figure out the motive of the attackers. Did they avenge a past rivalry, an ideological conflict? Was the attack meant to stop him and his family from dissecting the stories? Do the stories conceal any uncomfortable or disturbing fact that is supposed to be kept secret forever? The answers lie in this book. Published by Niyogi Books, this paperback has the ISBN 10 number 9381523959 and ISBN 13 number 9789381523957.