Aniruddha Bose, born on 19th September 1955 in Kolkata, has written several books in Bengali and English.
His first book ANWESHAN created a sensation to the style, presentation, theme, and philosophy in Bengali Literature. His second novelNISHABDE reflected another philosophy. NISHABDE is a tale of a mosaic of conflicting paradigms. It represented India at the London Book Fair. His third novel DEKHA was again a reflection of highlighting the east through the vision of young British lady of Indian origin, coming to visit India. This also mesmerised the readers with its unique theme. In his fourth novel CHAKRA a psychological murder thriller, has tried to break the standard norms of both in the east and west, with a new concept of his knowledge of science and medicine and redefining murder in a new philosophy. His next novel TOMAKE based on applying physics and mathematical concepts is a sweet lyrical love story literature in an unfathomed form.
In the days of the British Raj Calcutta was a great port city. Thousands of men, women, and children worked there, loading and unloading valuable cargoes that sustained the regional economy, and contributed significantly to world trade. In the second half of the nineteenth century, in response to a shift from sailing ships to steamers, port authorities in Calcutta began work on a massive modernization project.
This book is the first study of port labor in colonial Calcutta and British India. Drawing on primary source material, including government documents and newspaper records, the author demonstrates how the modernization process worsened class conflict and highlights the important part played by labor in the shaping of the port’s modernization. Class Conflict and Modernization in India places this history in a comparative context, highlighting the interconnected nature of port and port labor histories. It examines how the port’s modernization affected the port workforce and the port’s managers, as well as the impact on class formation that emerged as labourers resisted through acts of everyday resistance and organized strikes.
A detailed study of state power, technological change, and class conflict, this book will be of interest to academics of modern Indian history, labour history and the history of science and technology.
Thereafter, I have written several thrillers as Fulcrum, Eternal Mayhem, Conundrum. Now in the process of authoring another in different style. In each of my murder-mystery-suspense thrillers, I have created a new form breaking my previous one. A creator re-discovers his versatility when he can break away from a constituted pattern not to be repeated in his next one. All of the books had that innovative element flouting the traditional norms.
A writer matures with more of creative input in varied realms. Since writing Pursuit in 2012, I too have evolved. Looking back at my first English work, I felt it needed the polish. The language made crisper keeping the content intact, resulted in decrease of its size.
Even with the escalated publishing costs, my publisher decided to uphold the previous price making this edition a hardcover one.
Whether this re-edited edition would make it to its desired destiny remains on providence. A writer can only endeavour to deliver his best.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.