The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal

The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal hit the shelves on 30th December 2019. As the name suggests, the book revolves around rape which one of the vital topic that needs attention. The book has been published by Notion Press.

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What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law? Rhea, Hitaishi, and Amruta’s friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together. Nearly a decade has passed since Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega Satyabhagi business empire, had raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court, and gone on to become a men’s rights activist, and the who’s-who of Badrid Bay had breathed a sigh of relief that the sordid mess was over. But now a sting operation proves what many, the three friends included, had suspected all along – he’d been lying.

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One of things people keep telling me is that they love the cover design. I love it too, more than I thought I would. My publisher's #design team first asked me for my thoughts, any object or symbol that has significance in the story, if I had any design in mind, etc. . I gave them the knife, three girls, and the combination of red, black and white . They gave me two options: . The first one was a #monochrome cover with a girl's face on it. I liked the expression on her face, but her features seemed too anglicised. I was concerned that she didn't look Indian . The #typography on the second one though, the one we finally used, blew me away. I thought the title design was clever and smart. . The three girls however, looked too #tragic to my eye. It was a victim #stereotype I wanted to avoid, given how much I stress that raped women should be referred to as survivors . I asked my parents, my brother, and my friends for their opinions. It was unanimous. They all liked the r/b/w one. I didn't question it, and from the moment I held my first author copy, I knew it was the right choice . The shade of #red is brilliant. When used as a picture for a post, it stands out in any feed among a #sea of other posts. The girls together reflect the theme and energy of the story, and the use of the #knife in the typography! Well, that just seals the deal. . Thank you #notionpress for this lovely cover! And thank you Leonard, for leading the design team on my book. . . . #bookcover #bookstagram #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverart #bookcovers #booksofinstagram #readersofig #authorscommunity #authorsofinstagram #authordiaries #authorlife #author #thrillerbooks #crimenovel #crimefiction #trt #therapetrialbook #therapetrialnovel #notionpressbooks #trtbook #bidishaghosal

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Furious that he has been exposed, Rahul plans to sue the media as well as his long-suffering victim. Now, Rhea, Hitaishi, and Amruta find themselves at a crossroad – can they carry on doing nothing? DC Virendra Dixit was among those who’d believed that the Rambha rape case had been a ‘false allegation’, but now the sting tape brings him to a case that promises to be a turning point in his career. Just as he thinks he is nearing a resolution, he finds himself at a crossroad of his own. Rhea, Hitaishi, and Amruta have carved out a path that has already affected DC Dixit’s, but do their paths cross? Who is the hunter, and who is the hunted? Can a story of hard questions and difficult choices have an easy resolution?

About the author

Bidisha Ghosal is the recipient of journalism awards such as the International Press Institute Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting. She moved on from journalism to write her first novel. While working on that, she also became one of the key players in bringing to life the personal journey of the late Dr. Prasanta Banerji, her grandfather, and homeopath extraordinaire, in a lucid book titled The Diaries of a Stubborn Homeopath. Her first novel is immense labor of love, combining her buoyant love for thrillers with an exhausting sense of self-righteousness.

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