America in the Year 2048 and Other Stories

The book America in the Year 2048 and Other Stories includes thirteen stories that range from the futuristic to the current. These stories are in terms of events that inhabit the mind, heart, and spirit of the average American. Thomas Jefferson ignited the flame of the democratic experiment in 1776 to establish a republic where all people are created equal. These people have the right to life and the pursuit of happiness. A shocking blow was delivered on January 6, 2021, to the American dream of creating a perfect republic where democracy is the guiding light, infusing doubt into the American psyche.In the story "America in the Year 2048," we learn how far America has come in realizing its dream of equality and freedom."A Torn Page from a Travel Brochure" illustrates the events leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. This attack could have been prevented if we had listened to an immigrant's warning."An unfulfilled love" and "Story of a Red Rose" describe the impact of the virus COVID-19 on our lives."Chandralekha" opened the window for us to see the brutality of the British occupation of India during the 1940s."Tiki," "My Paradise," and "The Hand Holds a Flower" are part of a bouquet of love stories."Justice Delivered" opens a social scar that devastated women in Bengal, India."Wandering Cranes" shows the loving bond between humans and birds."God's Shadow" and "Invisible Bond" question God's existence and wisdom."Remembrance" is a poignant tale between a father and son.These stories will take you on a journey of exhilaration, melancholy, optimism, love, hope, and belief in the beauty of humanity.

by Shukdeb Sen

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