Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tamil Nadu origin author inspired by real incidents in debut novel

Hariharan Iyer has a cushy corporate job in Tanzania, heading the financial function of a 150-million-dollar group based in East and Central Africa. But his passion for news and politics, especially about India, also led him to start a blog on current affairs and media ethics almost a year ago. He realised soon enough though that to “connect the dots, one has to either get into investigative journalism or move into the realm of fiction. I chose the second option,” he says.
Read the full interview in dtNEXT

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

My Interview to Deccan Chronicle

"Hariharan Iyer’s first book Surpanakha seems to be just what we need — to bring the age of political thrillers back. Surpanakha’s story is unique. It revolves around a respectable chief minister who becomes embroiled in a sexual harassment case filed against him by an activist.
"His wife, Mythili, seems to be the hero of the story as she sets out to uncover the truth. Political thrillers are few and far between, especially in India. But with this debut potboiler, Tanzania-based author Hariharan Iyer aims to give the genre its due," says Deccan Chronicle.
Read the full interview here: Twists, Turns and Political Thrills

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Surpanakha- Blurb

Educated, young, no-nonsense bearing, able administratorthese are the qualities that won Sesha the loyalties of the people after three years of rule as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. An allegation that he was the mastermind behind the murder of 73 Kannadigas threatens to bring him down but he is miraculously saved in the 11th hour.

Even before he can relish his victory, Sesha is slapped with the charge of sexually offending a young nurse. This time round, the case is strong and his supporters are uncertain. Worse, his teenage daughter calls him 'vile' and walks out of the house. While Mythili, his wife promises her full support, her secretive activitiesundertaken with the help of a retired copis a cause of concern for Sesha.

Will Zarina, the human-rights activist, succeed in bringing him down? What about the insinuations of a celebrity lawyer that he is casteist and anti-minorities? When the young nurse is found dead, the case becomes even more complex. Who is innocent? Who is guilty? And who is the mastermind?

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