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Lamplight

Lamplight

(2014)
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The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring.

The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm.

The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart.

The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring.

The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm.

The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the The year is 1934. The picturesque town of Monghyr, in Bihar, lies devastated after a massive earthquake. The mansion of the Chattopadhyays - an old aristocratic family - continues to stand upright though a wall is cracking right down the middle. The members of the big joint family find their lives suddenly touched by the eerie and the inexplicable. The ancient house has always had its share of creaks and quirks, but now strange incidents suddenly start occurring.

The eight short stories in Lamplight walk a fine line between the ordinary and the paranormal. Family bonds form the backdrop to the stories, and old-world values and the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era lend them a unique charm.

The paranormal connection of the Chattopadhyay family spans across generations. A range of characters touched with an odd enchantment greet you. The ghosts that flit through the stories - be it the gluttonous, desperate-to-be-married Tigmanshu or Chitra pishi who is out to wreak havoc or the generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart.generous Nimaida who acts as a guardian angel - are never boring or predictable! While the stories are sure to send a chill down your spine, the characters with their kindness and warmth, will not fail to touch your heart.

 
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Lamplight: Paranormal Stories from the Hinterland
Author(s): Kankana Basu
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
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