Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Anirudh Arun unveils his novel 'Plagued', based on Covid 19 to donate to the PM Cares fund

Exclusively available on Amazon Kindle store 100% of proceeds from book-sales to be donated to PM Cares Fund [India] to help the fight against the COVID-19

INVC NEWS  
New Delhi,

Anirudh Arun, an engineer from IIT Roorkee & currently COO at Blu-Smart, today launched the world's first-ever novel based on the COVID-19 pandemic. The book titled "Plagued - A Pandemic Survivor Story" is a work of fiction based on the current COVID-19 pandemic and is a story about survival and hope. The story follows the life of Ved, a software engineer in Silicon Valley who returns to India, and his friends in China and the US, who are each facing the pandemic in different ways.

The author commits 100% proceeds from the book sales to the PM Cares fund in order to help healthcare workers, working tirelessly in this hour of global stress. Priced at Rs 149, the book is exclusively available at Amazon Kindle.

PLAGUED is an 81-page novel that offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty, and a compelling portrait of friends who are separated by borders but united in their suffering. The book paints a vivid picture of the impact of the virus on human lives, economies, professions, politics and the idea of the world itself.

On unveiling his book, the author said, “Through this book, I have attempted to capture the journey of various societies during the global pandemic. Further, we have used contemporary reality and recent developments in geopolitics to predict future outcomes in multiple horizons. While we all stay at home in this long fight against the deadly Coronavirus, I pledge to contribute all earnings from the sales of this book to the PM Cares Fund. PLAGUED is dedicated to all healthcare workers on the front-line, our soldiers in the war against the virus. I urge one and all to stay home, read more and save lives!"

 

In the book, the pandemic sets the backdrop for a strange new world, where people work from their homes, are constantly online, and filled simultaneously with fear, revulsion and hope.

 

About Anirudh Arun

Anirudh is an ex-entrepreneur, engineer from IIT Roorkee and currently COO at Blu-Smart (an Electric Mobility Company). Anirudh has a passion for writing and has also published another book, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier?" in 2013.

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