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THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA CHANDANI
Published : Apr 28, 2019, 2:35 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2019, 4:23 am IST

Madhumita Mondal’s novel The Invisible Me exemplifies an interesting aspect of humane side and touch upon a vice that hides deep inside mind’s ravine.

Though the characters of The Invisible Me are facing life’s own intricacies, a thread of similitude behaviour binds them all.
 Though the characters of The Invisible Me are facing life’s own intricacies, a thread of similitude behaviour binds them all.

It all starts with exploring the very idiosyncrasies of human beings from the backdrop of one’s personality, shaped by one’s own varied environment. Delving into the intricacies of human behaviours, debutant author Madhumita Mandal’s book The Invisible Me decodes a peculiar and puzzling human behavioural trait right from its manifestation to its impact. The author unfurls human tendencies intricately found in people in spite of changing circumstances or the environment, in the most entertaining way with the aid of beautifully woven stories. “I personally feel that powerful stories really help us to shape our thinking and way of life. The stories will resonate with the life of readers,” says author Madhumita Mondal.

A doctor by profession, Madhumita delves into a slice of human nature — the layers of complexity that she believes pertain to the upbringing, cultural influences, mindset and instincts. With six chapters, each different from the other, the plot is more character-driven, which bring forth a multitude of thrill. “I believe that the human mind draws enjoyment in solving puzzles, riddles and enigmas, so after taking account of happenings in my surroundings, I pinned down the subject of my book,” says the author.

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Though the characters of The Invisible Me are facing life’s own intricacies, a thread of similitude behaviour binds them all. A rebellious Knight, a subservient African slave, a modern Indian girl, and an unassuming CEO face a tricky situation in life and fall prey to this vice. Their behaviour pops out irrespective of the multitude differences only to strike them at the most opportune moment. Amidst all the variations on personality traits, place and style, the protagonist of every story comes out triumphant and shows a way to others. “Human is universal and has similarities with another human, so I used this concept to unfurl a behavioural trait that binds people from diverse backgrounds,” explains the Madhumita.

With the strong foundation of the stories and the minute detailing of characters, Madhumita correlates situations using similes and metaphors in her writing. Her work stands exception when combined with choices of words, adjectives and comparisons that establish mood, images and meaning. It is no surprise that the author, through her writing, delves into the human psyche and behaviour, for which she prefers observing and reading everything available under the sun. “I read everything, be it romance, thrillers or dramas, they all come under my reading because that helps me form my characters and imaginations,” reveals the author.  the author, who likes to dissect the human psyche - why, how, and what of the human mind.

A firm believer of originality in her work while keeping the latest trends in mind, it took her about three years to write and get the book published.

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