Book Review: The Curse Of Damini by Debajani Mohanty
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The book is will keep you hooked even though you don't completely buy the idea of feminism, A Must Read.

Name of the Book: The Curse Of Damini

Author: Debajani Mohanty

Publisher: Patridge India


The world seemed not enough for free spirited Renuka, when she married the highly educated Shashank hailing from the mightiest Zamindars of Bengal. However, soon her life turned upside down when a neighbor revealed her of their sinister past.

It’s a mysterious supernatural curse cast on their family almost a century back. Generation by generation, Damini’s enraged curse had passed on, declining their family clan from hundreds to a handful few. Who would be Damini’s next victim? And why innocent lives are at a stake for a crime committed by an ancestor a hundred years back? Renuka would not settle until she finds an answer and in her quest she struggles to eradicate all the evils that come in her way. Would she ever win a battle against an unseen enemy? Would the wrong done to Damini be ever avenged?

Set against the nostalgic era of 1940s, the story narrates the arduous journey of Renuka Pal, the protagonist, from a rash teen age freedom fighter to the seasoned writer of the 21st century India. In this thrilling saga of death, betrayal and power plays the narrative would cover a large chunk of twentieth century history. The passing of time, historical events and the changing country is so well-woven to the story that one would hardly differentiate between fact and fiction.


The title and cover are intriguing and enigmatic. This has successfully managed to capture my attention, I was further lured in the blurb that promised an interesting read. Though I am not a fan of feminist books, I confess this book kept me hooked.

It would be too early to say but Debajani has done a phenomenal job in penning down such thrilling story of love, betrayal and power in her debut. but this book is Interesting and thought-provoking, which beautifully blends facts with fiction like wine and cheese.

There are some books of this kind where the plot is stretched a little too much, which makes me skim thro’ some parts but this book has done complete justice for a beautiful story telling.

There are some small typos in the back cover which should be edited carefully, Overall this is a book which keeps you hooked.

Must Buy for some insightful and quick read.

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Book Details:

Title: The Curse of Damini

Edition: Paperback

Language: English

ISBN 13 : 9781482851076

No. of Pages: 200

Publish Date: July 14th 2015

Price: Rs. 249

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