Book review A Maharashtrian murder mystery based on real events

“Atharva Pandit’s debut novel, ‘Hurda,’ revolves around the investigation of three young girls’ deaths in an Indian village. The narrative unfolds as a gripping exploration of the societal complexities and cultural nuances surrounding the tragic incidents. The novel delves into the psychological and emotional dimensions of the characters involved, providing a nuanced portrayal of the community’s response to the deaths. Pandit skillfully weaves a tale that not only investigates the mysteries but also highlights broader issues such as gender dynamics and societal expectations. The story captures the essence of rural Indian life, offering readers a glimpse into the intricacies of relationships and the impact of tradition on individuals. ‘Hurda’ marks a compelling entry into the literary landscape, combining a suspenseful narrative with insightful commentary on social issues.” By Coshorts

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