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THE DIARY OF MRITYUNJAY

Author Name: GS. SUBBU | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

On 16 June 2013, the temple town of Kedarnath was devastated by the floodwaters of the Mandakini and the Saraswathi due to heavy rains in the area and the overflow from the Chorabari lake. Hundreds of people lost their lives, and more were reported missing, not to talk about the near-total decimation of what was once a thriving temple town. It’s in the backdrop of this disaster that the story of Mrityunjay is set. Mrityunjay, who is on a search for meaning in life, comes face to face with his mortality. 

It’s also the story of Ahalya who suffers from the trauma of betrayal in her earlier relationships and finds in Mrityunjay the redeemer who gives a new direction to her life. 

Apart from the slew of characters who form part of Mrityunjay’s journey, the river plays an important role in the book. The creative force of its serenity and the destructive nature of its turbulence on its journey to merge with the ocean are but allegorical representations of our journey through life.

Does Mrityunjay find what he is searching for? 

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GS. SUBBU

The purpose of life is a philosophical question. In his fourth book ‘The Diary of Mrityunjay’, GS. Subbu delves deep into the life of Mrityunjay whose search for a meaning in life takes him to Kedarnath where he finds himself in the midst of a disaster. Like in his previous books, Subbu undertakes a journey to decipher the truth of human existence, whether it is aging and loneliness, infatuation and love, or finding authenticity in one’s life. 

An engineer by qualification and banker by profession, GS. Subbu lives in Chennai after retirement in the year 2010. He writes on topics covering art, philosophy, on subjects of topical interest, and his various encounters with people around him, in his blog ‘Sublimation’.

Cover Painting by Maitreyi

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