Shelf Indulgence with Rahul Apte


THE TALION TALE

 



About the Book:

The word ‘Talion’ is derived from the Latin term ‘Lex Talionis’ which refers to the ancient Biblical Law that allows for a person, who has injured another person, to be  punished to a similar degree. In present day English, it simply means ‘an eye for an eye’.

 

The Talion Tale is thus a tale of revenge - The story of an individual who wants to avenge his family by killing the terrorist masterminds who planned the attack that took his family away. It also voices the frustration of the common peace loving Indian who is tired of the machinations originating across the border in Pakistan and wants his Government to stand up and secure justice for him. It is a statement of the collective aspirations of an angry nation which, after being pushed to the brink, finally decides to use covert, extra-judicial means to curb the menace.   
Meandering like a spy thriller, with its fair share of realistic twists and turns, ‘The Talion Tale’ is a cry for justice. It is also a tale of love, of loss and the vengeance that is born out of it. You can buy the book here.


About the Author: 


Rahul passed out of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in 2006 and later obtained his MBA from the Indian School of Business, ISB), Hyderabad in 2010. He lives in Mumbai where he works as a Project Finance professional for a prominent conglomerate.

It is Rahul’s fervent desire to present to his readers, a utopian world where the voice of the vanquished is heard as well. It is this wish that turns him; an engineer by qualification and a banker by profession, into a dreamer. Every now and then, the dreamer steals him away from the rigors of a full time corporate banking career.