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The ‘sun’ rises again

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | POOJA PRABHAN
Published Feb 9, 2016, 12:27 am IST
Updated Feb 9, 2016, 4:31 pm IST
History is written by the victorious, and every power wants to be victorious in order to write its own version.
Suraj Prasad
 Suraj Prasad

Back in the year 2013, when Suraj ‘Clark’ Prasad began moonlighting as an author, little did he know that Baramulla Bombers, the first book of his Swastik Trilogy series, would be touted as the planet’s first techno-mythological thriller.

Post a short sabbatical, the Bengaluru-based author is back in the news again— this time, with Kill the Consultant, the second edition of his trilogy series alongside the re-launch of his original blog pharmacistwho.com.

 

Citing the origin of his Trilogy series to the concept of control, Suraj Prasad reveals, “History is laden with instances of control. Everything is about control – control of opinion, control of a revolution and control of the future. There has always been an inherent need to control the present.

History is written by the victorious, and every power wants to be victorious in order to write its own version. Even the CIA conducted Operation Mockingbird, a secret campaign (1950s to 1980s) to control the media, journalists, student and cultural organisations. Swastik Trilogy is an attempt to look into who is controlling the present, and why all the political and economic and may be social issues be due to this struggle for control.”

As someone who’s innately passionate about matters related to science, conspiracy and the socio-political scenario, Suraj reiterates how his books are a window to his thoughts and perspectives. “Kill the Consultant is about a chase where everyone wants to kill the consultant as he can see the future and in partnership with ACP Sakshi Nair unraveling a lot of veiled socio-political conspiracies. Asserting how reading this book will offer a better insight into the series, Suraj states, “This book throws light on a lot of aspects, which will only add more clarity to the concepts mentioned in Baramulla Bomber.”

While the book is slated to release towards the end of this year, the author seems unfazed about the expectations and speculations around the book. “So, I’m often asked whether this book would work as much the first one. Well, I do not know. But I’m sure that this is going to be a thrilling chase with twists and turns challenging the reality we live in,” he adds.

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