‘Arohan’ is science fiction published in Hindi by Rajkamal Publications. It is the translation of the English ‘Ascendance’ brought out by Rupa Publications in 2018
All four of them gazed wistfully at the image of Earth that was flashing on the screen before them. It was a glorious sight – blue with its oceans and white and green patches. Humans would conquer the virus, but would they be able to conquer themselves?
Review in a literary journal….
It is not easy to create a new world and terminology. One require to imagine the things and then wave it with possibilities and probabilities. The author did it quite well. The book remains true to its genre.
My target reader is 18 and up to infinity.
There is nothing ‘not normal’ about a sci-fi novel. It is a story set in a different setting that is all. The ingredients are all the same – characters, plot, conflict, resolution and climax. Writing a novel is an enjoyable and immersive experience, whatever be the genre.
What a fantastic book launch! Congratulations Sadhna Shanker. Terrific speech by the dynamic, articulate Kiren Rijuju. Future Prime Minister for sure! pic.twitter.com/bFkZLFo0oO — Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) May 19, 2018
In fact, we lived with them on Earth, and we came to Elone together. There must have been something that tied us together. I think that is also lost to us now; lost to both of us. We have never stopped to look for that bond, never questioned the roots of the animosity that plagues us today. But the knowledge that we shared an intertwined existence is still with us.
Imagine a world where men and women live as antagonistic species. How would they react when they learn about their shared past….
It does represent audacity of hope. Right now it is one individual that is pushing it. but hope and tireless pursuit of knowledge and achievement is the hallmark of the human race on Earth.