Rukhsat The Departure Book Review

RATING - 4.5/5

AUTHOR: Sujit Banerjee



Born to Bengali parents in Lucknow, Sujit grew up in Patna, where he finished his post graduation in Psychology, from Patna University and ended up becoming a tour operator instead of a Psychologist. His work took him all over the globe and introduced him to the worlds of Mayans and Aztecs. He started getting interested in Shamanic ways, in healing and joined Pranic Healing courses to become a certified healer. Today he both heals as well as reads tarot cards. He continues to work in tourism and lives in Delhi. This is his first fiction work.


Twenty-six alphabets, twenty-six names, and twenty-six short stories. Each exploring one unique emotion, taking you into the dark recess of the mind. Some frothy and most of them dark. Most standing alone and some facing a mirror, where the same story comes alive in two different ways, through two different protagonists. Meet myriad characters- from the single-minded prostitute to the man on the railway station bereft of any memory; a woman desperate for a biological child to a dead man's trial. Meet a jealous lover with a twisted brain and a gay man' memory of a one night encounter. Meet twenty-six such characters arrested and sentenced to life inside the pages of a book. Each one leaving an indelible mark on your soul.


All the twenty-six highly spontaneous stories will leave you baffled with the reality and you will fall in love with Sujit's beautiful words at the same time.


Rukhsat The Departure is a book comprising of twenty-six different life-changing stories with a great impact. You are bound to fall in love with each one of them. Every story portrays the assemblage of pain, sorrow, dark side, inner fight and much more. Being a debutant, Sujit has attracted his readers towards his stories in a very impressive way. His simple language and the way of writing works as the wow factor of the book. You can feel a connection with each protagonist, and Sujit makes sure that you can experience the pain and mysteries through his words. The cover of the book is very deep and spontaneous, it has a tree with falling leaves which very much justifies the title of the book, the falling leaves symbolize the end of the journey. Overall, Rukhsat The Departure is a must read for everyone who loves reading thrilling stories with dark sides and pain hidden in it. I wish to read his future works and I hope they'll end on a happy note.

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