- Posted August 31, 2012 by
KV Gautam’s novel Love in Crazy Times released
Love in Crazy Times, the debut novel by KV Gautam has been released by Diamond Books. KV Gautam is a Delhi based independent filmmaker, cartoonist and entrepreneur.
Love in Crazy Times is a gripping tale of search for love and freedom, braving heart-breaks, evil bosses and family pressure. The book is a racy and pacey story that has elements of romance, humour, emotions, drama and a bit of social message.
Informing more about the book, KV Gautam says, “The protagonist of the story, Amit is a daring middle class guy who chases both love and dream of starting his own business. He is faced with the hypocritical Indian society and the corrupt business class on his path. His victory is not easy and comes after a long trail of personal and professional setbacks.”
“The story also shows how India, after the economic liberalization, is offering immense opportunities as well as challenges to young people. It’s also about the cultural gap between a small town and a metro, and how parents find it difficult to adjust in a fast changing nation. I have dedicated the book to the legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, my childhood hero,” adds KV Gautam.
Gautam has now started to write script of his first Hindi feature film Hum Honge Kaamyaab, a satire on corruption. He will also direct the film. He also runs Delnex Media, a media company based in Delhi.
The story of Love in Crazy Times, narrated in the first person by Amit, is set in Delhi from the period of 2005 to 2011. The story follows life of Amit, a small town boy armed with optimism and confidence, who comes to Delhi in search of a job. The story also narrates personal and professional struggles of his friends Suraj and Shantanu, who came to Delhi from Lucknow and Kolkata respectively.
KV Gautam feels that the youth are reading new stories written by new writers and it is the best time to write a book in India.