Authored By: Saroj Mishra
Year of Publication: 2018
|Pages: 162||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
Road to Paradise is the story of a young dalit orphan who overcomes the diverse ethnic and cultural shocks in his quest for an identity. Starting from an obscure village in eastern India, he reaches the Bombay in his daring journey. The fifteen year old orphan dalit boy struggles to make a life for himself in the wide world all alone. But he grows up fast. Fate takes him to the middle-east and there he reconstructs his life assuming a different faith and culture. His aim for finding an identity is fulfilled and he has a family. But then cruel fate strikes again and his life and love is killed in a devastating incident leaving him to take care of his young son. Then begins the search for his roots as he struggles once again to give a meaning childhood for his son that he never had. He keeps alive the dream that he has by opting to care for underprivileged children back in his home state. It is possible to find paradise on earth if one has the courage to seek it.
The author, Saroj Mishra, 65, is a resident of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is a chemical engineering graduate after completing senior Cambridge from Sainik School, Bhubaneswar. He retired from state government service in 2009 after 33 years.
His first book, a collection of short stories in Odia, was published in lead magazines. He also wrote articles for a lead English daily. Then his first book in English was published in 2007, a collection of short stories. This was followed by two novels and a travelogue. He has also translated three books from Odia to English.
Besides reading and writing fiction, he takes interest in international politics, economics and sports.
The titles of his published books are:Sagar Trushna (Odia); Eternal Thirst, Castle of Dreams, Day of Reconing and Australian Spring (English). Translation works include:Kanhu and Other Stories, My Sai My World and Koraput and Other Stories.
He can be reached at email@example.com