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    False Ceilings (English, Paperback, Amit Sharma)

    False Ceilings  (English, Paperback, Amit Sharma)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
    • Genre: Literature & Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789382536895, 9382536892
    • Edition: 1, 2016
    • Pages: 256
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    Description
    Born in the lush mountains of Dalhousie, Shakuntala is a pampered child of a wealthy builder. On her wedding night in 1946, she is gifted a secret to use wisely when the time comes. From the green valleys of Dalhousie to a village in Punjab reeling under the communal violence of 1947; from the Delhi of 1950s with its intoxicating smell of freedom to the Delhi of 1970s soaked in the hippie culture, the cancerous secret breathes with her, infects her. It is accidentally passed down, hidden under insecurities and jealousies, locked in its meaninglessness and leaving a trail of ruin. When her great-grandson accidentally discovers the secret, he is perplexed by the malice that flowed in his family's blood. Was it just the secret or his family would have destroyed itself even in its absence? Why was their love never greater than their unsaid expectations from each other?
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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
    • Publication Year
      • 2016
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    Contributors
    • Author Info
      • Having studied M.Tech in Computer Science from Kurukshetra University, Amit Sharma is currently working as a Software Engineer in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for last ten years. His wife is a teacher and they are blessed with a daughter who is in her terrible twos.
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5 inch
    • Height
      • 7.75 inch
    • Weight
      • 230 g
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    4

    A captivating Read

    False Ceilings is a Family saga that tells a compelling tale of dreams and aspirations and shattered hopes. It takes us back and forth between generations all bound together by blood but equally separated by their petty jealousies and insecurities. At the heart of the story is a secret, guarded almost superstitiously and passed along from generation to generation that both holds together and destroys the family.
    The author very skillfully takes you through the complex labyrinth of emotions a...
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    Ruchira Shukla

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    27 Jan, 2016

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    A Great Read!

    The Storyline

    The story of False Ceilings is stretched through a span of over 130 years; starting from a warm July morning of 1930 to the summer of 2062. The protagonist of the story, Shakuntala, was born on some day of July 1930 in the picturesque valley of Dalhousie. Shankuntala’s mother, Kusum, died while giving birth to her second child marking that to be one of the most crucial points of Shakuntala’s life. Though it was the pre-independence era, in spite of all the opposition from his f...
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    Maniparna. S. Majumder

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    11 Apr, 2016

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    Thumbs Up !!

    A nicely written piece with real life characters spread from pre independence to present to future. The future era of technology is very well thought off and very well explained.
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    shilpi

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    1 Apr, 2016

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    An impressive debut

    This book is a far cry from what is usually published in the Indian Fiction category. The story has rich characters, vivid details and is filled with beautiful prose. The characters are very relatable and you can understand their thoughts, happiness and anguish through the words woven by the author.
    Delhi and Dalhousie are beautifully narrated and you can view the transformations of the cities as the story progresses through decades in this family saga of a dysfunctional family.
    A book wort...
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    Sahil

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    18 Mar, 2016

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    EXCELLENT STORY

    This was an excellent read.I have thoroughly enjoyed and the storyline kept flowing while i kept turning pages.One of the best novels.It took me to time travel through various events and it kept amazing me throughout the story line.I truly recommend if you are willing to submerge into excellent story.
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    18 Mar, 2016

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    Thoroughly enjoyed reading False Ceilings

    Amit Sharma has been one of my favorite bloggers .The humour, plethora of emotions , his opinions on sensitive topics which were most of the times in sync with mine, his daddy diaries and many more write ups kept me always glued to his blog.

    Story line and my Review

    The book starts with Aaryan and his , "if - else" statement amusing the readers as they will start thinking, what it is all about. Amit grabs your absolute attention from the very first page and some where the coder in him see...
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    Afshan Shaik

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    29 Feb, 2016

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    Entertaining quick read

    The book title False Ceiling made me wonder what the book was all about. It's about the life of characters across generations. Starting from pre-Independence era, the communal riots to the Delhi of the 80s and beyond; I was lost in the lives of the characters. If you like trans-generational sagas, this is for you. also you'll never guess the secret that lay buried in the family for so long. the last few chapters ties up all the loose threads that may bewilder you as you read.

    An entertainin...
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    Kanchana Banerjee

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    27 Jan, 2016

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    A cursed secret passed through generations

    Review of “False Ceilings” – Amit Sharma

    ‘False ceilings’ is a web of relationships across the generations in a family where a secret is passed down from one to the next. It is believed that the secret is cursed and must not be shared with anyone else. However, it is the only thing that occupies the last conscious thought of the holder before they die. Spanning across 5 generations, a secret is passed along, sometimes knowingly, sometimes as unknown and unclaimed legacy. It is kept as a secr...
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    Prabhjeet Kaur

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    15 Oct, 2016

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    False Ceilings - Excellent Storyline, Brilliantly Woven!

    Author Amit Sharma's book, False Ceilings, I have to admit, is a pleasant surprise in terms of how strongly it makes you feel nostalgic and want to go back to reading history as soon as possible. The summary at the back of the book provides a certain level of intrigue that is added to by the muted impressiveness of the front cover.

    The story, though a little too unnecessarily descriptive in its earlier pages, turns into one that you simply cannot put down. You just start craving for more at ...
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    Sonali Dabade

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    30 Sep, 2016

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    Gripping!

    The cover of this book fascinates you from the word go; it is certainly something that you cannot ignore. When I read the blurb, I realized this was a story that spanned five generations. This is where I decided I am going to certainly read this book.

    Page 1 and the author's impeccable language enthralls you. Unfortunately though, for me at least, this magic lasted only till I was halfway through the book. After a point, it was confusing and took some effort (read going back by a few pages)...
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    Nikita Jhanglani

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    29 Jun, 2016

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