A Callous Soul - first six chapters
She is honest and indomitable; He is corrupt and intimidating. Everyone is scared to raise voice against him—all but her. More
She is honest and indomitable; He is corrupt and intimidating. Everyone is scared to raise voice against him—all but her.
Different people - Different aspirations:
Cute and innocent, the school children don’t know what they deserve and just crave for one ladleful of khichdi instead of the half a ladle they get every day in midday meal.
Responsible and smart, Muskan doesn’t know how to make situations better and just aspires to fight for the rights of the unfortunate kids.
Hardworking and honest, Gangu doesn’t know how to manipulate things and just aims to bring change to his village.
Experienced and mediocre, Principal-sahab doesn’t know how to make a fortune and just strains to keep Nambardaar happy at all costs.
Wise and polite, farmers don’t know how to convert agriculture into a profitable business and just hope to get fair prices for the crops they grow doing arduous work in the fields.
Greedy and superstitious. Omi doesn’t know how to be a village president and just wishes for a miracle to happen to defeat Gangu in the village elections
Handsome, high-achieving, ruthless, corrupt, and calculative, Nambardaar knows how to get more than what he deserves, understands how to manipulate the system, makes situations profitable, and converts anything into a successful business…and…also knows how to be romantic.
A Callous Soul
Interlaced with realistic characters and emotions, A Callous Soul, the first book of the Nambardaar series, is a fictional drama based on facts.
The youngest child of four, a middle-aged Nambardaar owns thousands of acres of land and a conglomerate of businesses but covets more. He uses his power and money to siphon off the government funding sent for the education and welfare of unfortunate kids. Seeing possibilities of limitless money and power in politics, he plans to place his older brother into politics, and to accomplish that, he picks his Dalit servant Gangu to be the presidential candidate of his village in order to swing the Dalit votes in his brother’s favor.
The only child of her parents, young Muskan is enjoying her life with family and friends and studying hard to make her future brighter. She raises her voice against Nambardaar for the children whom she’d never met before but feels as if she has known for a lifetime.
It sets off a kind of earthquake that shakes everything around everyone.
The Nambardaar series
He transformed problems into possibilities, turned obstacles into opportunities, steered the events the way he wanted, trampled the thorny path, and carried his family to a rosy future.
But he lost his heart and soul somewhere on the way.
The Nambardaar series takes the readers on an emotional and heartwarming journey. The thrilling story spans several decades of Shivendra’s life and details how an innocent, poor farmer’s son, Tholly, turns into Nambardaar, a rich and ruthless man. A Callous Soul is the first book of the series.