The Last Nomad
A novella by Heramb Sukhathankar
Every moment of Rahul Gite’s childhood has been etched with strange stories; untold stories from the dark and dreary lanes of thriving Shantinagar slum in Bombay. Written by nameless faces out of the thrust for survival these are stories of hate, love, greed and belief. But everyone hates them; they bring us face to face with life—off guard and will-less.
Then there is Ryan Davis enjoying the ancient stories of myths and legends from his parents, sitting in the drawing room of a well furnished apartment in Sagamihara, Japan – the land of hope. Life in Sagamihara has been nothing short of a fairy tale; streets bathing in the beautiful pink cherry blossoms, autumn leaves floating at the mystical Lake Sagami and gigantic kites magnificently soaring in skies during the Sagami Giant Kites Festival. Life has become a story soaked in fantasy leaving Ryan longing for more. One day by happenstance, Rahul and Ryan meet each other at the crossroads of life. Will they have to let go the stories they have cherished?
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“अंगावर काटे आणणाऱ्या या घटना एखाद्या साहसी समुद्र प्रवास किंवा घनदाट जंगलामधील कथांच्या इतक्याच रोमांचक आहेत. 'द लास्ट नोमाड वाचताना, लेखक मधु मंगेश कर्णिक यांनी लिहिलेल्या 'माहीमची खाडी' या कादंबरीची आठवण होते.”
- Jaydev Bhatwadekar (Lokprabha)
"Thank you so much for this beautiful gift. Cherish it a lot...definitely a heart-warming read."
– Archana Dash
"Not for a moment while reading the book I could stop imagining what was exactly happening. I think it's absolutely beautiful."
- Abhishek Ghag
"This poetic narration is emotionally charged, to say the least. Without detracting the plot, the author has showcased various elements of the Indian society, specifically the concept of religion."
"No one can imagine where the story takes you but the bonding of evolution is engrossing. A book that indulges everyone's interest."
"The Last Nomad has a narration that leaves with certain food for thoughts and emotions that don't become a baggage on you."
- Errors and Kaushal
"Not all things experienced can be understood...Not all things understood can be expressed"
It's so true in the case of The Last Nomad and it's left me speechless."
- Lakshimi Shenoy
"The author has done justice by taking minute care of each element around which the whole story is built. Each line in the book has its own revelation."
- Anjana Khare
"Another beautiful piece in this novel is the protagonist's understanding of a woman. These beautiful pieces are intelligently woven together by a thrilling and compelling story telling"
- Book Through The Lens
“The usage of words is undoubtedly mesmerising... Each and every page of The Last Nomad has unveiled new shades of human behaviour.”
- Dipti Shinde