Prabhat Ranjan’s novel With You; Without You is all set to be released in the second week of September 2017. A novel which features the theme of a complicated love triangle with an exploration into the philosophical and psychological dimensions of love and friendship makes Prabhat Ranjan a subject of discussion as well as his debut work. Therefore, Desi Readers have chosen to offer a preview of With You; Without You to the readers who love reading Hindi novels. And trust us, the novel is a worth buying book which you will surely enjoy reading!
Who are the people you will meet in the novel?
In the words of the author himself, as the blurb tells:
“रमी के लिए निशिन्द दोस्त है तो आदित्य प्यार,
लेकिन निशिन्द के लिए रमी दोस्त भी है और प्यार भी।
रश्मि देसाई के लिए आदित्य दोस्त है तो निशिन्द प्यार,
लेकिन निशिन्द के लिए रश्मि देसाई सिर्फ दोस्त है।
There are three major characters in the novel – high school friends who go in in a complicated relationship swaying between love and friendship – Nishind, Rami and Aditya. Right from the beginning of their youth, the novel documents till their life.
What is the theme of the novel?
Prabhat Ranjan tells about the theme of the novel:
“जीवन के दो भिन्न मोड़ के बीच दोस्ती और प्यार के उलझन को सुलझाती, प्यार वाली दोस्ती और दोस्ती वाला प्यार के बीच के फर्क को समझाती, सच्चे प्यार और सच्ची दोस्ती की परिभाषा गढ़ती, एक दुसरे से जुड़ी दो प्रेम कहानियाँ।”
In English, the novel tells about love and friendship and also tries to differentiate between these two feelings. There are two love stories in the novel With You; Without You. These two stories, you will have to find out once you read the novel yourself. We will not open up much about it as you might think it as a spoiler…
How does the novel end?
The author believes in a happy ending, get it clear. However, he does not shy away from bringing tragedies in between which might shake the deepest cores of the main characters! Prabhat does not open up much about the ending of the novel but yes, he assures readers will love the way the novel ends.
Are there any deeper meanings in the novel?
Sure, the way we have read it, you can find the reflections of author’s feministic ideas, his philosophical reflections, his societal ideas and many other significant discourses that we generally don’t get to read in the contemporary Hindi literature. His novel seems a major breakthrough for the Hindi writing and Hindi literature readers!
Where can I know more about the author?
You can know more about the author on his official website: http://authorprabhat.in/