“Humour and satire have never ever grown on trees – so as to be plucked and served on a platter the easy way. They are present in plenty though, within us and all around, in everyday actions, situations and familiar objects – even a blade of grass!“
India has an incredible history of humor and satirical writing with gems such as Raag Darbari. Considered one of the toughest genres to master, not many authors have explored it lately. Happimess by Biswajit Banerji attempts to bring back the genre into the mainstream.
At a time when humor is all about crass jokes, the book is a breath of fresh air. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring everyday life and objects with laugh out loud moments. Hilarious and thought-provoking at the same time. All without being preachy.
The book cover is a perfect precursor to what the reader has in store. A collection of tickling humor and prickling satire. Witty, clever, and often quirky – each story deals with a unique theme. Yet there is an order in disorder.
If you are looking to escape from despair and stress in the current environment, this is the book for you. It works as a welcome distraction with a much-needed dose of humor.
Happimess is a collection of naughty stories that make us laugh while constantly poking fun at social peculiarities. Narrated mostly in the first person, the stories center around everyday situations that get oddly tangled up. Once frantic efforts are made to wriggle out, things only get more messy. Flippant and irreverent, the net of satire is cast wide, spanning conspiring home-appliances, outlandish diseases, nosy insurance agents, die-hard hagglers, a botched farewell speech and the like. It is the constant undercurrent of funny disorderliness that serves to spice-up and unite the stories.
About Biswajit Banerji:
Biswajit Banerji is a prolific humorist and author of hundreds of bestsellers- all in his dreams. In reality, this is his debut book.
His satirical ramblings, poetry, and travel writing have been published accidentally in several literary journals, periodicals, and websites. For a living, Biswajit serves in a senior position in a leading Public Sector steel unit.