The book is provided by <a href=” ”> Arudha Club</a> in exchange for a genuine review.


Solitude Revisited is a collection of short stories. It is a confession, a realization and the musings of a pensive young heart. There are a million stories around us, but few are told. This book is about those invisible souls you encounter everyday, but never care to observe. Sometimes, the eyes need to look further than just what they can fathom, the heart needs to seek an anecdote and the mind needs to frame a memoir for the soul — to survive the vastness reality throws at it. That’s where fiction steps in, presenting an alternative universe for the mind to thrive in, so it may preserve its individuality and brood over its reflections. Thoughts demand to be contemplated and preserved just like history, for they tell infinite stories no sane mind can perceive. Solitude Revisited is all but real; it’s a confidante and a confession, an artist and his muse, a whisper and a madman. Listen to it and you may find yourself, listen to yourself and you may find it. 

About The Author: 

Manaswita Ghosh is an independent media professional based in Calcutta. She is an optimist who believes each day has beauty in store for those who seek it, no matter how bad a day it is. She loves to observe and pen her thoughts as they occur to her; penning stories has been more of an obsession to her than a casual pastime. She has worked for The Telegraph Calcutta in the past. Penguin Books India, The British Council, First Step Corp., and Talent Flush Creations have published her in the past. Of every amazing experience this world has to offer her, she is crazy about travelling, reading and fine dining.


I read many books in a month. There are few books which directly touch my soul and then there are some books whose one or two characters I love the most. I would love to keep, “Solitude Revisited” in the first category. The collection of stories that book holds is emotional and wonderful. Reading short tale have always been my most favourite and so the blurb was enough to excite me. I usually read all books acknowledgement but the first line of acknowledgement of this book was so lovely. Moving on towards the stories all the ten stories are amazing in their own way. The first story of Zara is about a girl who runs behind her ambition and has lost everyone around her. The tale of Arundhati, the life of Arundhati has been an emotional one.I strongly feel people suffer from heartbreak,many problems comes in people life but nothing is so big that people choose to end up their life. The tale of Veronica was a shocking one for  me atleast. Akanksha’s story is a sweet loving story.The story, ” Afreen” broke my heart in many pieces. I hugged my pillow for minutes while I read this story. “LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR OLD FINGERS TO COUNT REGRETS. ” The story named “Joy” also was much emotional. It brought tears to my eyes. 

Overall, the different characters have different stories in them. The author has very well written each story. The language was quite easy to understand and the way author presented each character was wonderful. I am surely going to read few stories twice or may be thrice too..

RATING : 5/5



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