Hemant Kumar’s launched his book: Prey by the Ganges

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Vani Tripathi, Actor Shatrughan Sinha, Author Neelima Adhar releasing the book with Hemant Kumar

New Delhi 2 February 2012, Wisdom Tree launched Hemant Kumar’s Prey by the Ganges at F Bar & Lounge, Ashoka Hotel, Author Neelima Dalmia Adhar launched the book in the presence of Bollywood actor and Member of Parliament, Shatrughan Sinha. Actor and activist Vani Tripathi read from the book.
Delving on the book, published under Wisdom Tree’s Chlorophyll imprint, the author Hemant Kumar said, “This book embodies all that I have ever felt about people, lives, relationships, honesty, love, betrayal, and deviousness. Prey By The Ganges is fictional and yet easily as close to the truth as a story can possibly be.”
Commenting on the book, Shobit Arya, Founder and Publisher of Wisdom Tree, said, “It’s a cracker of a novel—pioneering in many ways. Hemant is certainly an author to watch out for.”
Neelima Dalmia Adhar commenting on the book said,” The imagery is vivid, the story gripping
“Violent, shocking and deeply moving said, Shekhar Suman, Actor.
Sathya Saran, Journalist and Author said,” The suspense just reaches out and grabs you”
Book is all about Banks of Ganges specially in the forests beyond the cities.1948 A cold, rainy night in a forest across the Ganges, deep in the heart of eastern India.
An unarmed man with anger in his heart and a fortune on his person. A handsome Thakur with evil on his mind and blood on his hands.Both chasing a rare diamond, but for completely different reasons.
There are the others too—the Thakur’s beautiful wife, the sleazy psychopath, the angry muscleman and the corrupt dairy manager’s stunning daughter. Each is a pawn in this bizarre game of life
HemantGrown up in Bihar through the troubled sixties and seventies, Hemant has witnessed turmoil from such close quarters, he feels he has looked into thebowels of the monster called violence. But in the same turmoil, he has come across character of extraordinary solidity—in men and women of ordinary means. Hemant says Prey by the Ganges has cooked in his mind for as long as he can remember.
Present for the launch were Neelam Rudy, Nasir Abdullah, Bubbles Sabbarwal, Mihoko Tamamura, Rini Simon, Amitabh Adhar, Kanchan Chandar, Geeta Puri, Alka Rani Singh, Yashodhara Singh and many more.
Wisdom Tree is an independent Indian publishing organization that believes in creating books which are Indian in essence and global in appeal. For Wisdom Tree publishing is a passion and the process of it an art.
Wisdom Tree’s books reach across the globe having been translated into several foreign languages and being sold in all the English speaking countries of the world. Eminent and acclaimed writers who have chosen Wisdom Tree to showcase their work include Karan Thapar, Shubha Mudgal, Kapila Vatsyayan, Amit Dasgupta, Ashwani Lohani, Suresh Oberoi, Jaya Jaitly, Bharat Thakur, Sonal Mansingh and HY Sharadaprasad among others.

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