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AP civil servant turns writer

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New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) The number of civil servants taking to the world of words is growing. The newest member on the list of IAS authors is R P Sisodia, a 1991 batch officer from the Andhra Pradesh cadre.

Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh yesterday released Sisodia's maiden literary venture, 'A World Lost and Other Stories', a collection of short stories written by him over the past three years.

'A World Lost...' contains a variety of themes, which reflect the harshness and irony of life. The stories deal with a wide range of emotions - the anguish of a woman whose husband has become a stranger, the grief of a mother for the child she has lost and the callousness of a son who abandons his mother.

The stories display the ambiguous nature of morality and the helplessness of human beings in the face of a fate they can neither predict nor control. They also portray the myriad facets of the female psyche and provide an extraordinary insight into the complexity of human nature.

''The stories are unconventional and upbeat in the sense that many of them do not have a straight plot or a categorical message to convey,'' said the author, who now wants to write poetry.

Information and Broadcasting Secretary S K Arora was also present at the book release ceremony held at the India Habitat Centre.

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