‘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
My book Ascendance was reviewed in the premier journal ‘Indian Literature” of the Indian Academy of Letters, Sahitya Academy.
The challenge of sci-fi is that a new world with all its dimensions has to be imagined. It has to be populated by characters – living or machines – that are distinct, yet remain plausible. Keeping it believable – that is the key.
When men and women don’t need each other: A review of Sadhna Shanker’s Ascendance Gautham Shenoy June 30, 2019 https://factordaily.com/sadhna-shanker-ascendance-scifi-review/ On a distant planet called Elone, in the distant future, live two ‘species’ antagonistic to one another. Given their violent past – that began on their home planet, and continued even after this new planet was…
Even by the end, you can’t guess how the two sides could resolve their differences, you know that you need to hold on tight and trust her imagination. Because the ending, when it comes, blows you away!
Imagine a world where men and women live as antagonistic species. How would they react when they learn about their shared past….