September 1, 2013: Deccan Herald

The Ekkos Clan, Sudipto Das, Niyogi, 2013, pp 282, 350

Someone wants Kratu’s whole family dead. Is it personal vendetta or is it because they have access to Kratu’s grandmother Kubha’s stories, which conceal perilous secrets. The eventful lives of Kubha and her family span a hundred years and encompass turbulent phases of Indian history.

August 23, 2013:

“The Ekkos Clan”, the debut novel of Sudipto Das (1996/ECE/RK), is already at position 3 in the best sellers list in the Literature and Fiction Section in Flipkart in less than a fortnight.

“A promising debut in the growing realm of modern Indian fiction”, said Jug Suraiya, a senior columnist with Times of India, about the book.

Get your copy from Flipkart and country-wide any store of Sapna (Karnataka, & Tamil Nadu only), Oxford & Crossword.

August 17, 2013: Sunday Guardian

For a novel whose setting stretches from the Partition-affected villages of Noakhali, Bngladesh to Arkaim in the Southern Urals , The Ekkos Clan is a daring novel. The scope of the narrative is magnanimous and deftly handled. But perhaps where the book falls short is the way that it is written. Though a racy and gripping read, there are rarely any flashes of literary brilliance, when it comes to the descriptive and the introspective. Involving elements of ancient history, mathematics, music, orality and linguistics, author Sudipto Das has weaved a cinematic tale of migration, revenge, and how the everyday preserves history in unique ways, unceremoniously occupying our locale. The narrative spins around the stories which Krotus, the protagonist, grandmother Kubha used to tell. Two successive deaths in his family kicks start a chain of events and discoveries which transforms the innocent childhood tales into caskets of hidden secrets. The Ekkos Clan should be read for its sheer aspiration and the intelligent handling of historical material.

August 2, 2013: The Hindu

Legends of India will feature a sarod recital by Ustad Aashish Khan, a performance by music ensemble New Shanti, an Indo jazz group led by Ustad Aashish Khan and a book launch of The Ekkos Clan by Sudipto Das will be held on August 3...