Oxford Bookstore and Jaico Publishing House in Kolkata on Friday hosted the release of the book by noted painter Jogen Chowdhury.
Speaking about the book, Amrita said: “It’s a book based on Facebook. Facebook has become a good medium to contact people with whom you have lost contact. Because of this people are getting closer.”
Praising her writing, Jogen Chowdhury said: “I think she is the first one to write a novel on such a subject. Her writing is very smart.”
Commenting on the advancement of technology, he said: “What I feel is, as time is changing technology is also changing in a major way. People may be sitting far away but still they can interact through these social networking sites.”
“They are secluded but still can make conversation and what they are writing no one can see. A secret conversation. And I think these advancement of technologies are inspiring the writers,” he added.
The book illuminates an important facet of the modern society where people come close through.
The author has portrayed the old teenage spark which continues over chats, messages and beyond it.
When asked to the author if she is planning a sequel to this book, she said: “Some people have asked me to do but considering the Indian mindset I may not continue as it may encourage infidelity.”
(Reporting by Tania Roy)