Vadhan proudly presents, Agniputr.
From the publishers of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury, comes its first fantasy fiction by an Indian author.
Ashwin Sanghi, Indian’s foremost author of mythological thriller genre launched Vadhan’s Agniputr at the Pune International Literary Festival on the 4th of September 2016.
The well attended launch started with a short skit of the concluding part of the first chapter of the book, followed by the trailer of Agniputr and an interactive question & answer session with Ashwin Sanghi, Literary agent Suhail Mathur and Vadhan.
A contest for the audience consisting of three prizes was also conducted.
Senior journalist and film maker, Rahul Chandawarkar and international authors like Hellen Smith, Neil Hollander and Sally Breen attended the launch.
Many years ago, an extraordinary cripple disappeared from a remote village, ending a time of terror. Not many knew that he gave his life to confine a malevolence, the Sutram, to its subterranean womb or that in doing so, he had prevented the apocalypse.
Deep beneath the Earth the evil has lurked, fraying its shackles and plotting its escape, all the while gathering immeasurable power. Until now.
When ace lawyer, Raghuram Surya, received an order of requisition from the Government of India for his ancestral castle, he was unaware of the Sutram beneath it or his own legacy. He will have to choose between the world’s end or his own.
Before long, the lawyer takes on India’s most powerful politician, Kiromal, a man utterly obsessed with power. Kiromal and his sinister Tantric advisor intend to use the evil beneath the castleto play God.
Raghuram finds an ally in Sheila, a scientist who is tasked to investigate the Sutram. Using Quantum science to interpret a Vedic verse, they have to unravel the secrets of creation to stop the destruction. Through it all, they have to be one step ahead of Kiromal just to stay alive.
Now is the time of final reckoning. Will Kiromal harness the evil to rule the world? Or will the Sutram break free to eradicate the planet? Or, are Raghuram and Sheila merely pawns in an even deadlier game?