Army officer’s novel on time travel released
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.
Army officer Major Tej Pratap Singh with his book, The Time Traveler, a science fiction, in Chandigarh on Wednesday.