This book is an anthology of essays, poems and one play by Chattopadhyay culled over a decade of writing. It delves into popular culture, literature, language, society, cinema, spirituality and matters of faith. It presents an alternate view on contemporary life and customs seen through the prism of his personal experience. The essential spirit is one of enquiry, and it deliberately steers clear of dogma. The text makes pertinent observations based on experience, study and interpretation of phenomena but does not propound any absolute theory. It is an informed Indian’s point of view in 2019.
The book is reader-friendly with dollops of humor. Yet the discerning reader can also find insights from the subtly layered subtexts that propound the subaltern thought, albeit in a curious way.
This book is essentially about myriad Indian thoughts, the mosaic of a complex civilization and an equally complex thought, constantly insightful and often bathetic and self-deprecatory.
The nebula of Sudipto’s The Day I Stopped Lying is immense and immeasurable, forever expanding its arms in all directions…
-Brahmanand S Siingh, National Award-winning filmmaker,
author and speaker, based out of Mumbai.
I’ve always wanted him to go, beyond movies into the world of literature because that where he truly belongs. I am so glad and proud that he has finally taken the plunge with his outstanding debut.
- Sanjay Gupta, the veteran film-maker with superhits like Kaante,
Zinda, Musafir and Kaabil to his credit