Murmur of The Lonely Brook by Debashis Dey

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After marriage Nisha comes to a remote village near the mountainous Tibetan Border to lead a life among a nomadic clan who follow a simple lifestyle with customs and rituals dating back to ancient times. Pravin is happy to marry Nisha, the girl of his choice. Nisha loves her husband but also enjoys the infatuation from his brother. She spends her days happily with a perpetually sad mother-in-law Parvati repenting on her past life sins, a short tempered Shevak, a love-stricken sister-in-law Ria, a kid goat munching everything, a lamb with a baritone bleat and her husband s brother Diwakar lost in dreams.

Everything goes well until Nisha s life is torn apart by a proposal, and assumed betrayal, by the one and only love of her life, her husband Pravin when he suggests common marriage, an ancient tradition still followed in this region in which both brothers share a single wife, Nisha. The family is supportive save Nisha who is horrified by the thought of sharing her love with someone for whom she has a brotherly affection.

She cannot protest or disagree as it will make her an outcast and the family will throw her away. Her universe crumbles and she feels humiliated and tormented with the new turn of events. As ancient ways confront modern mores, Nisha will be torn between her values and age-old customs in this brilliantly observed novel of ancestral folkways and contemporary families.

Will Nisha compromise her values... or will she fight the age old traditions?

About Debashis Dey

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Debashis Dey gave up a high-powered career in Media to live among tribal nomads in the Himalayas. Born in Calcutta, Debashis Dey worked for media and television in Mumbai for twenty years. After chasing the rat race through senior corporate positions, he realized he couldn’t take another day. He sold his apartment and car, gave away his possessions, and moved to the Himalayas to live in a remote village populated by tribal nomads. He has been writing poetry and short stories since his college days and also contributes to The American Chronicle. This is his first novel. Murmur of the Lonely Brook, reflects his immersion into an ancient culture that continues to follow age-old rituals, customs, and traditions. A major portion of the proceeds from this book will be used to build a health facility for the downtrodden women of the region.
Published December 3, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 264 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Rakcham, near the Tibetan border, 22-year-old Pravin lives with his wife, Nisha;

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Through this rich platform, author Debashis Dey intertwines themes of forbidden love (Diwakar’s unrequited love for his brother’s wife, Nisha), urban infringement (the loss of young laborers like Diwakar’s brother Pravin to urban centers), and complex cultural issues that complicate the lives of ...

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