If this world is a stage, and all the men and women are players, then it is the author of our story who plays the role of God.
Think about it for a moment, it is he, the author who knows what happens next, every time. It is the author who deftly makes the scenes play out in our imagination through his words. He makes us visualise all that is happening in the story, go through the emotions and actually feel for the characters. And we, the readers, are so engrossed in the story and its myriad characters that we forget to appreciate the real artist, the author himself.
Sabarna Roy is a rare talent and his literary fictional works include six books – Pentacles; Frosted Glass; Abyss; Winter Poems; Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018, and Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020.
If one had to point out the most important factor that has contributed towards establishing Sabarna as a bestselling author, it must be his uncanny ability to look through the human mind with all its frailties. The unconventional way he showcases human behaviour in each of his stories and poems is what attracts and retains the attention of his readers.
No wonder then, he is a Goodreads author with a present rating of 4.05 with reviews and ratings in excess of 1,500 on the Goodreads platform. On Amazon, he is rated between 4 and 5 with reviews and ratings in excess of 1,250. The independent reviews from his readers are a testimony to his growing popularity and vast talent in storytelling.
Sabarna’s readers tend to find his works quite compelling simply because of the human reality that he so honestly portrays. His characters are all human with common flaws like greed, benevolence, love, lust and betrayal.
Right from his first book, Pentacles, Sabarna has proven his ability to explore the darker sides of the human mind. His later works also explore this darkness but with innovative themes and characters. With no obvious heroes or villains, Sabarna’s characters are devoid of stereotypes and as close to reality as possible. The kind of plots that he weaves in his books seem like real life stories and that is what binds the reader.
Owing to his writing style and growing popularity in the literary circles, Sabarna was invited as a speaker on the opening day at the Noida International Literary Festival 2019, and as a panelist at the Tata Steel Literary Meet on the opening day at a session, which discussed the Dark Side of the Mind.
He has been awarded the Literoma Laureate Award in 2019, Literoma Star Achiever Award 2020 and Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018 won the best book of the year 2019.
While Sabarna was always aware of his love and flair for writing, he took it up professionally only after having spent 19 years in the corporate sector. He passed out with a First Class Honours Civil Engineering Degree from Jadavpur University in 1988. He is presently working as Senior Vice President and is in the 25th year of his employment with Electrosteel Group where he is engaged in giving leadership to Business Development, Applications Technology and certain key strategies at Electrosteel Group.
Sabarna has also authored a technical book, titled: Articles on Ductile Iron Pipelines and Framework Agreement Contracting Methodology published by Scholars’ Press in European Union with two of his Co-authors. This book has been translated into 8 major European languages and is considered a must-read by the industry people.
He regularly visits national and international conferences to talk on various matters concerning ecology and environment. He is a firm believer in the Paris Climate Accord and believes in lowering the Carbon Footprint in the industry to reverse the climate change effects on the planet.
Sabarna is also an active participant in the multifarious activities of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, Confederation of Indian Industries, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, and Indian Geographical Committee of International Water Resources Association.
With so much happening on his work front, Sabarna still manages to write and wow his readers. We can’t help but look forward to the next book from an author that India needs to celebrate.