Army of­fi­cer’s novel on time travel re­leased

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Is it pos­si­ble to travel back into time to make amends and set things right? Ma­jor Tej Pratap Singh, re­cip­i­ent of gal­lantry awards in anti-ter­ror­ist op­er­a­tions, says it can cer­tainly be done in his de­but novel ‘The Time Trav­eler’, re­leased in Chandi­garh on Wed­nes­day.

Re­leas­ing the novel SS Bhatti, a for­mer prin­ci­pal of the Chandi­garh Col­lege of Ar­chi­tec­ture, and Bri­gadier Shubo­jit Lahiri, the com­man­der of an in­fantry brigade, lauded the sol­dier-turned-au­thor for ven­tur­ing into this par­tic­u­lar realm of science fic­tion that is pop­u­lar in the West but it is the first time that an In­dian writer has dwelled on the sub­ject.

‘The Time Trav­eler’ takes the reader right to the end of our mil­len­nium and how the world would look like then. The pro­tag­o­nist, KC, trav­els back in time to save the world in the year 2956 by rec­ti­fy­ing the wrong­do­ings of the 21st cen­tury. “Our fears of­ten be­come our lim­its. They stop us from look­ing be­yond our times. But the pas­sion of the pro­tag­o­nist knows no bound­aries, no lim­its,” says the writer. “This is the story of a man from a gru­elling time, who lost the sin­gle most im­por­tant thing in his life. But in­stead of giv­ing up, he de­cided to get it back. Noth­ing could stop him, no one could limit him. The novel is writ­ten as a sus­pense thriller,” Ma­jor Singh said.

The au­thor has served in the army for over a decade and is posted at Chandi­mandir. He loves to travel, is an avid sports­man and has akeen in­ter­est in science and tech­nol­ogy.

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Army of­fi­cer Ma­jor Tej Pratap Singh with his book, The Time Trav­eler, a science fic­tion, in Chandi­garh on Wed­nes­day.

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