Kolkata, Apr 6 IBNS | 2 years ago

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly Saturday released a book by debut writer Rajnish Gambhir, titled 'A Passion Beyond Extremes-a saga of love, deception and crime.'

Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata and Leadstart publishers Saturday launched the book which the publishers claim is a captivating story about ambition, love, betrayal and murder.

The book release was followed by the author's conversation with prominent writer and jounalist, Kishore Bhimani and public relations expert, Rita Bhimani.

Rajnish, in his book narrates the story of an ambitious Ashwini, a shrewd businesswoman,Sonia and a down-to-earth, Asha.

Ashwini harbours the dream to build a wondrous castle, someday, identical to the one illustrated in his favourite story.

He grows up to be a star in the construction industry, rapidly earning fame and wealth.

But jealousy and resentment follow his success.

In the pursuit of his ambitions, his childhood love gets trampled, and he is confronted with life's biggest and most gruesome challenges involving lust, betrayal and murder.

"Passion is important, whether you play, or write..", Sourav was found saying, as he wished the novelist success for his book.

"I think it's the time for the Gambhirs.", he added.

The author said that he found the experience of novel writing, "as fulfilling and exciting as it must have been for Sourav when he got his first test century."

He confessed that as his first novel, 'A Passion Beyond Extremes' was very dear to him.

However, if he were to pick a character, he said, "Sonia-the tycoon,the lover,the mother-adds an extra fizz to the plot."

While Kishore Bhimani congratulated the author on his patience for having written a mammoth book, Rita Bhimani joked that the author had killed too many characters.

The evening progressed into passage reading sessions, from the prologue and parts of the novel, followed by a book signing session with the author.

(Posted on 08-04-2013)