By Sahiba Dhawan
Adreesh Chakraborty, a renowned architect launches his first book ‘The Adventures of Inchy Slim’ at Oxford bookstores Connaught Place on the 14th of January 2018.
The Adventures of Inchy Slim is based on life of four boys growing up in the 90’s in Kolkata. The story is a fictional retelling of the author’s childhood adventures and experiences while trying to discover himself and his identity. The protagonist Inchy Slim and his friends get themselves in and out of trouble while dealing with teachers, bullies, sadhus and a local goon.
While talking about the inspiration of the book, Adreesh said, “The idea for the book sprung out of a conversation with my wife’s friend when I was sharing my childhood experiences and mischief with her. She was both amused and inspired by my journey and advised me to pen down my experiences in a novel. I started writing that night, and a year later the book was born.”
Adreesh Chakraborty is an award-winning architect, product, and interior designer and co-founder of The Earth Home, an architectural, interior, furniture, and brand design company. Adreesh completed his Bachelors in Architecture from Sushant School of Architecture and Design and has worked on residential, healthcare, educational, institutional, and hospitality projects.
Eena, author’s wife and business partner, said “I’ve always been aware of Adreesh’s adventures, however, the more I started reading Adreesh’s manuscript the more I realized that beyond the humour and innocence of the characters, the book delves into the issue of finding yourself. Inchy and his friends constantly struggle between being themselves and fitting into labels that society has defined for them. For us then, the book became a medium to propagate the importance of authenticity and integrity among younger generations. ”