Date of Publication: 26 August 2021
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Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and a small town in Bengal form the backdrop of this saga of love, betrayal, loss and redemption. Maya is plagued by the horrors inflicted upon her by life. Destiny takes Maya and her mother to Bhubaneswar, where she finds her own meaning of independence.
Niltu feels unwanted and struggles with his identity. He embarks on a journey in search of his roots.
Maya. Niltu. Rakesh. Parvati. Ansar. Sharmila. Multiple lives interwoven in one story. The Unwanted.
“An emotional story of love, loss, and lessons that life makes us all experience in different ways. Rhiti brings out the pathos brilliantly while also keeping the hope alive.”
~ Piyusha Vir
Santwana Sagnika –Poignant and engaging! Must read!
Reading the book “The Unwanted” has been an emotional journey through the lives of people struggling with the vagaries of life. The story catches your attention right from the beginning, and runs a smooth course throughout. It is well-paced and never feels boring. The characters are developed nicely, and makes us feel relatable and connected, acting as mirrors to our deepest emotions. The language is lucid and contains local flavours, making it more endearing. The book doesn’t take sides, but shows people as they are – imperfect, driven by emotions, and constantly fighting inner demons. The addition of a meet cute love story feels refreshing amidst an otherwise heart-rendering narrative. The book is reflective of the lives of numerous Indian women who go through similar situations, making sacrifices throughout their lives. Such stories need to be told, and I am glad to have read this book. Kudos to the author for writing such a wonderful story! Highly recommended!!!