A Soft Eclipse is the story of Mohini a Bengali woman caught between the her middle-class upbringing and the sheer shallowness and artificiality of upper-class Bengali society. It is the story of the majority of Indian women one of sacrifices, compromises and love. Superbly written and laced with a fantastic sense of humour, the novel gives a scathing portrayal of Kolkatas corporate world of the 70s, and also takes the reader behind the scenes of Kolkatas superficial high society to show the sexually disturbing and shockingly sad lives that they lived.
Even though written by a man, it voices the interesting and mostly disturbing stories of many women in an authentic and brilliant manner. From love stories, family relationships and issues of religion, to the sex lives and illicit affairs of the characters, the novel has every element required to keep the reader interested till the last page.
About the Author
Jayabrato Chatterjee is a film maker, literary editor and corporate communicator, with an English Honours degree from St Stephens College, Delhi. His previous novels, Last Train To Innocence and Beyond All Heavens have been internationally feted. He lives in Kolkata, his favourite city.