The Agony of Love

By Neilay Khasnabish

‘The Agony of Love’ is a love story of a young poet. Srijan Ghose – a frustrated young man, who fails to get a suitable job – falls in love with Priyam Majumdar, who is reading for an M.A. at Delhi University. In Delhi, Srijan’s elder brother Bijan finds a corporate job for him, but he refuses the job offer as Priyam inspires him to write poetry and to do a Ph.D. at Delhi University. Suddenly, some strange things start happening to him. He is kidnapped twice and tortured to compel him to leave Delhi and Priyam. Meanwhile, his elder brother Bijan asks him to leave his flat. Srijan leaves his flat and finds a job at a garment shop. Now, he has to find out his kidnappers, and if Priyam will marry him. ‘The Agony of Love’, addresses frustration, inspiration, love, greed, violence, jealousy, betrayal, hope, and success. The dimensions of relationships are explored to the core to focus on the colours of life, in the context of the conflict of humanity and inhumanity. This story in the guise of fiction is the offshoot of firsthand experience of life.

Neilay Khasnabish
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Neilay Khasnabish, in his early twenties, is a B Tech, and works at a Government Research Lab. His scientific and creative writings were published in The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, Asomiya Khabor, Bigyan Jeuti, Unish Kuri, and Sonajhuri. This is his debut novel. Now he is working on his second novel on the backdrop of Kaziranga. He can be reached at neilay@outlook.com.