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The books are Shaktirupeno (শক্তিরূপেণ) and Devil’s Lair (English version of the Bengali novel শয়তাপের মা, translated by Mr. Arindam Basu).
The books, published by Shopizen Bangla, were launched at the Kolkata Press Club on 9th April, 2024 in the presence of former Ranji champion Bengal captain, Mr Sambaran Banerjee, Ex-Sports Editor of Anandabazar Patrika and eminent writer Mr Rupak Saha and Anti-Trafficking activist Ms Pallabi Ghosh.
Sambaran, who was also a national selector, recounted the dark saga of match-fixing during the early 2000 and how the Indian team foughtback against the dreaded evil.
Pallabi is a crusader who has been fighting a war against human trafficking for the last 20 years. Pallabi and her organisation Impact and Dialogue Foundation is fighting a very tough battle. This is what Pallabi has to say about skin trafficking: ‘‘As someone who has rescued human trafficking survivors, I know many of these survivors also suffer from collateral skin injuries like burn marks, cuts, and bruises. However, all that pales in comparison
to when a person gets specifically trafficked for their skin. They are held hostage, reared like animals to ensure a fresh supply of skin, and their skin is peeled off, bit by bit, till every bit of usable skin is gone. Imagine the trauma! Imagine the degradation of human life to that of an animal or worse! If this crime is
not nipped in the bud, it will be a new horror that will surely destroy humanity as we know it.’’
Synopsis of the books:

Shaktirupeno: A dark thriller based on the lesser-known evil of human trafficking, i.e. skin trafficking. Where human skins are peeled off and sold to clients.

Devil’s Lair: This fictional book is based on the cricket match-fixing saga of early 2000 which coincided with the rise of a cricketer from Bengal.