Author Pallab Halder’s ‘Arko Series’ is now released in Hardbound
News Desk, News Nation 360: The first solo book of writer Pallab Halder, ‘Arko Samagra – vol 1’ released at Boichitra Gallery at the famed college street Coffee House in Kolkata. It was a Lit Adda organised by the publisher, Dhee Prakashoni where many eminent writers and dignitaries were present namely writers like Monish Mukhopadhyay, Tamoghno Naskar, Dr Pallab Basu, Ronodip Nandi and others. The author now based in Lagos in Nigeria spoke about the evolution of his central character Dr Arko who is a consultant psychiatrist based in Lagos itself and how he solves psychological cases of his patients which often involves the social and ritualistic customs of West Africa predominantly. The author also added that
his literary journey started more than seven years back through social media. According to Pallab his protagonist Arko is a human being only and not a superhero and he has his share of success and failures in solving mystery cases and stress, which differentiates his stories from the present genre of Bengali literature in trending. He expressed his hope that the book would also be equally popular like the stories were on social media when Dr Arko first appeared on Facebook 6 years back.
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Report : Anustup Kundu