Paradise Lost & Regained’ by Ratnadip Acharya is a beautiful take on the true meaning of life. We all, intentionally or unintentionally, try to find out the real purpose of our lives and Ratnadip did the same in the form of a beautifully written prose. The author conspicuously suggests that our lives have a reason and those who do not have the courage to follow their personal dreams or intuitions are doomed to emptiness, misery and, most importantly, an unfulfilled life. The author stresses this point by using the symbolism of a deer. Yes, don’t get surprised. The main protagonist of this work is a deer. The story revolves around a deer, which sets out to realize its destiny and to seek out the real meaning of its life. Thereupon it embarks on a journey filled with all kinds of aids as well as hurdles in its path. Deer as a main character not only makes this a unique book, but also the reading more endearing.

The Speaking Stone