Scattered Fates - a novel on the second partition of India

Rated 4.88/5 based on 8 reviews
An alternate history novel, which unwraps in the backdrop of violent anti-Hindi agitations that rocked the State of Tamil Nadu (India) 50 years ago, narrated over two time frames – 1965 and 2005. It is the story of a son's search for the truth about his father's disappearance and the political intrigue that led to India's second partition into South & North, intertwined with the history of Korea More
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About Ram Garikipati

With 23+ years experience in Business Journalism/ Corporate Communications, I am now an Editor/ Columnist with The Korea Herald, the leading English-daily in South Korea. I am based in Seoul for the past 14 years. Besides, I regularly contribute to newspapers and journals on economic issues pertaining to Korea. Prior to that, I was Chief Editor of a bimonthly magazine published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs in Korea.
Before that, I worked as Chief Editor/ Corporate Communications of EUCCK, where I was responsible for Press Relations, which includes interacting with the media on a regular basis, clarifying their story inputs, issuing press releases and arranging media interviews for the President Group (President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary General) of EUCCK.
I was also responsible for the in house business magazines- INFOMAG and INFOMAG REAL ESTATE. From start to finish, I was in charge of planning, interviews, writing, editing, design and marketing of the magazines, heading a team of six.
Even before, I worked in The Hindu Business Line newspaper ( at New Delhi from 1995 to 2004. I was responsible for Telecom & IT coverage of both government policy and corporate sectors and a fortnightly columnist and editorial writer. Earlier in my career at the same organization, I covered banking, macro-economic issues and infrastructure.
After getting an offer, I relocated to South Korea in April 2004, and worked at The Korea Herald as their business correspondent in Seoul, covering the operations of international companies and macro-economic issues.
I am currently working on two novels- a sequel to SCATTERED FATES, and a fiction on 5 global religious icons (Jew/Christian/Islam/ Hindu/Buddhism) meeting together at Central Park New York, during Polar Vortex.
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Scattered Fates
A novel on the second partition of India

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Review by: Clan Dorje on Feb. 20, 2014 :
Not too literary. If you are looking for great work of literary fiction, look elsewhere. However, it is free, and the plot is interesting. Entertaining read. Good work by author.
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Review by: Cathy Sundaram on Feb. 13, 2014 :
My Husband of 10 years is from South India, so I was intrigued by this book and downloaded it on my iPad. I was impressed with the story, although it was difficult to understand at first. Very brave attempt and must congratulate the writer. I just created an account here at smashwords, and realized that there are many interesting writers out there who are not exposed to the world. As a mark of appreciation, I thought of giving a review for this book which I had downloaded from iTunes earlier. Great work, well written, smooth!
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Review by: Swamy PRN on Nov. 13, 2013 :
Five stars for plot. Not literary fiction...simple thriller.
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Review by: Sunita Sharma on Oct. 16, 2013 :
Read it on my kindle recently. Downloaded it again on my computer. Worth a read....interesting and different. very tight plot. Unfortunately not available as paperback, which I find more convenient (old school type). Fresh perspective on racism in India and it's history.
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Review by: Rakesh Vidyadhidharan on Oct. 8, 2013 :
Simple. Imaginative. Smooth reading.
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Review by: Wolfgang Slawinski on Oct. 5, 2013 :
Must say, I was forwarded a copy of the novel by a friend who said that since I am originally from East Germany, I could relate to this novel. Am glad I took the time to read it. Very racy and althogh it took time to understand the context, since I have never been in India, it was well written. An alternative world...which captures the elements of differences in India and ofcourse Korea which is still divided, like my country was . I give thumbs up! Specially since the author is giving it for free...much much better than some published fiction on India and Korea that I wasted money on.
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Review by: Umesh Dixit on Oct. 4, 2013 :
Great read. Different genre and loved that it is set in my country. Also, some facts were a revelation to me as I from Mumbai ...and hardly knew South Indian culture. I never bothered about Korea (except for the occasional news on North Korean nuclear crisis). Opened my eyes. Highly recommended for the simplicity of language and imagination.
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Review by: Condumb Singh on Oct. 3, 2013 :
Imaginative take on Indian history. South Indians will love it more than north Indians. Korean history also well tackled. But the ending was abrupt. Definitely much better than the trash that become bestsellers in India today.
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