MOTERWRITER.COM reviews the latest hit novel - Heart-Rending Times

C Radhakrishnan's fictional narrative straddles a universal theme and presents characters everyone can relate with.
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KOCHI, India - May 21, 2016 - PRLog -- 'Heart-Rending Times' is the second book in the Arjun trilogy of books. It is set in the time period between 1970's and 80's in India. It tells the tale of a group of people dealing with life in its various hues as much as it tells the story of a nation coming to grips with vast socio-political and economic changes. Anuradha is a woman extraordinaire and is often a living metaphor for the country she resides in. She is strong and steadfast even in the face of the harshest of challenges. She is strength, she is power, and she is love. Even gods and demons will not be able to break her willful spirit. Not many books celebrate womanhood and life as this novel does.

Praise for the book -

"There is so much of pain and darkness in the book but the author never allows the emotional tone of the novel to descend into a sort of melodrama. His characters don't wallow in self-pity or grief." - Tamela, a reader

"Anu's character is hurting, she has suffered a loss but her spirit lives on, it steadfast refuses to surrender. She will forever live in our hearts." - Segilola, a reader

"Heart-Rending Times is part historical fiction, part social commentary and part gut-wrenching storytelling. The narrative is poetic and the reality of the harshness of life portrayed will wear you down. Brutally educational." - Salim, a reader

"The complex emotions and subtle interplays between the characters of Anu and Devendra have to be experienced first-hand. You will both hate and feel sympathy for his character." - Kevin, reader

A reviewer for said that, "It is strange and ironic that we as a society on one hand worship women as goddesses and life-givers and mothers while also look down upon them because they are not men." Without preaching about anything, the author does a wonderful job in tearing down many ridiculous and ill-founded attitudes.

About the author:

Born on 15 February 1939 at Chamravattom, Malappuram, in the state of Kerala in India C. Radhakrishnan is one among the most reputed living writers in the language of Malayalam. A scientist turned writer, he has contributed to all branches of creative literature, mostly fiction, besides popular science.

He was given the Kerala Sahitya Akademi's Annual Award for the Best Book published in Malayalam during the year 1962 at the young age of 23, a record that stays. He's also the recipient of Murtidevi Award of the Bharatiya Gnanapith Trust (2013) for the best creative work in Indian languages. He helped launch and establish Science Today (Times of India), the first popular science magazine of India at a young age of 24 years and later held senior positions with various national print media organs. He's a filmmaker too; two of his four creations form part of the Indian Panorama of Feature Films. Some of his literary works translated to English are - Agni, Now For a Tearful Smile, Birds That Fly Ahead, Patches of Shade & Maybe Another Day.

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