SABARNA ROY - The Master Blaster of Indian Literary Space


Sabarna Roy is a bestselling author of seven published books: Pentacles; Frosted Glass; Abyss; Winter Poems; Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018; Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020, and Fractured Mosaic. He has been awarded the Literoma Laureate Award in 2019, Literoma Star Achiever Award 2020, Champions of Change 2020 Award, A-List Award for excellence in fiction by the NewsX Media House, Certificate for Participation in the Indo Russian Friendship Celebration 2020, Literoma Golden Star Award 2020: Lifetime Achievement, Certificate of Appreciation for featuring in the Hall of Fame of Literoma International Symposium on Literature & Festival 2020, and the Times Eminent Writer of the Year award by The Times of India Group in Kolkata in February 2021. On professional front, he is a Civil Engineer, presently working as Senior Vice President at an engineering-manufacturing Company.

“Fractured Mosaic”, Roy’s seventh title, is a sequel to his previous book ‘Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018’. When musings of his artistic mind take the readers to a world of musings, it gives birth to ‘Fractured Mosaic’. The book features twenty three sections or chapters where every chapter is written in the format of a journal to imitate how the mind works in real life. And that’s which backs such a convincing title.

“Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020” comprises a novella and a poetry cycle of sharp-edged poems that excite readers as they are encapsulated in the whirlwind of confrontations between the poet and his alter-ego. The novella, in the background, is a sweetly evolving dialogue between a step-father and a step-daughter, and in the foreground it is a dissection of ideas pivoted around dualism of human life.

"Random Subterranean Mosaic 2012–2018" was a collection of poetry, opinions and conversations which are "random, yet mysteriously structured to a pattern." It’s amazing to find such personal thoughts been put in a limited word-count - an art bound to touch reader’s heart. The book cover is a grey kaleidoscope of a shadowed man - nothing perhaps could have better carried the feel of this book.

"Winter Poems" was a series of poems dealing with the idea of loss and coming to terms with gradual wasting of life. Though Roy mentioned that during winters he is in a poetic spree, but his poems wands various touch points of life, especially Calcuttans. His lyrics are more 'storish' than rhyming. The book cover chords an immediate connect with Kolkata, the City of Joy.

"Abyss" was a two-act play of crime fiction genre. Such a captivating plot presented in the form of a conversational play is rare indeed. The playwright not only succeeds in maintaining the spine chills of a dramatic account, but also creates a lasting impression in reader's mind with a visual flair.

"Frosted Glass" was a chef-d'oeuvre from Roy’s desk. Stumping a modern day reader by blending a bunch of intertwined stories and poems under one title was his master stroke. The hazy glass window on book cover is a channel to author's world of imagination.

“Pentacles” was Roy’s first published book which contains a novella and four long ballads. The writing style of the author is lucid and leaves a long term impact on readers. Dark inter-relational dynamics of human mind had been portrayed beautifully in the story.

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