Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik, Deewan Bhat and Bilal Ahanagar, three childhood friends grow up in an atmosphere of peace amity Srinagar, Kashmir, until the night of 20 1990 changes it all.
While Deewan is forced to flee from his home, Safeena's mother becomes 'collateral damage and Bilal has to embrace a wretched life of poverty and fear. The place they called paradise becomes a battleground and their friendship struggles when fate forces them to choose sides against their will.
Twenty years later destiny brings them crossroads again, when they no longer what is right and what is wrong. While compassion and injustice have the power to transform lives, will the three friends now choose to become sinful criminals or pacifist saints?
The Tree with a Thousand Apples is a universal story of cultures, belongingness, revenge atonement. The stylised layered formal paced narration and suspenseful storytelling makes for a powerful, griping read.
Born and brought up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Sanchit Gupta began his career as a part-time copywriter with an advertising agency in Mumbai. He went on to co-found his own theatre group, worked as a freelance film screenwriter and as executive producer-fiction for a leading television network. His short stories have been published in several esteemed publications and literary journals, and have won acclaim in leading literary festivals and online forums. One of his film scripts (fiction) has been long-listed in a globally reputed screen writers' lab. He has worked with All India Radio as a talk show host and regularly features in poetry recitals at Prithvi Cafe, Mumbai. This is his debut novel.
Apart from being a writer, he is a brand management professional with a wide range of brand building and communication development experience across FMCG, automobile and media industries.
Item Code: NAJ148 Author: Sanchit Gupta Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2017 Publisher: Niyogi Books ISBN: 9789385285516 Language: English Size: 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch Pages: 283 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 450 gms