Arun Hariharan a.k.a Harry, is an Indian Army veteran. His over two-decade military career saw him foot slog in leech infested tropical jungles of India’s beautiful North-East, bash dunes in the scorching deserts of Rajasthan, spot Red Pandas in the Himalayas and travel the world seeking adventure. An avid biker, compulsive traveller, photographer and history buff- he’s always loved exploring the unexplored. He switched over to a Corporate career post his military service and is married to Kalpana, a passionate educator. They have two daughters and live in Gurgaon near Delhi. This is his first book in the printed format.
“What looked like morning was the beginning of endless night”
― William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
Travelling through India, you are surrounded by crumbling monuments of bygone eras, legends of a violent past and dark corners with unexplained shadows. What lurks in these dimensions and beyond is best left to the imagination.
Do not venture near ancient shrines in dark forests lest you anger some primordial God….non-descript railway stations are best avoided at night and battle-fields which have seen a lot of blood-letting are not to be taken lightly. Maybe you’ll chance upon a ghost army.
There will always be sceptics who will scorn and even laugh at these beliefs …but if they ever come face to face with the un-imaginable that they had scorned at, they may not be able to run away anywhere.
13 Storys is a collection of very Indian Short stories which will not only evoke nostalgia but also chill your blood and who knows, may conjure the fears hidden deep inside you. The tales will make your nights a lot more sinister and your dreams a little scarier.