Love, thriller, and crime: Malayalee writer's English novel breaks new ground

The Soldier of Wellington: The Tenderness of Love, the Chill of a Thriller, the Thrill of a Crime Investigation
Malayalee writer's English novel breaks new ground
The Soldier of Wellington: The Tenderness of Love, the Chill of a Thriller, the Thrill of a Crime Investigation

"The Soldier of Wellington," a novel by Malayalee author Arjun Mohan, breaks new ground in both Indian and English literature. The story begins when Anand, a Malayalee, meets Preeti Kaur, a Punjabi. Despite having nothing in common—neither country, language, nor profession—they overcome their differences through intense love. Preeti is an army officer, while Anand aspires to be a lawyer.

Arjun Mohan, a native of Thiruvananthapuram living in the UAE, is the author of this novel. At forty-two years old, he is also the CEO of a large corporate company in the UAE.

Malayalee writer's English novel breaks new ground
The Soldier of Wellington: The Tenderness of Love, the Chill of a Thriller, the Thrill of a Crime Investigation

Anand's life undergoes dramatic changes after falling in love with Preeti, akin to a cinematic transformation. The narrative unfolds across diverse locations such as Coonoor, Calcutta, Delhi, and Pakistan, incorporating the complex India-Pakistan relationship and the lives of military officers into its plot.

Malayalee writer's English novel breaks new ground
The Soldier of Wellington: The Tenderness of Love, the Chill of a Thriller, the Thrill of a Crime Investigation

As the story transitions from a personal love affair to the broader subject of two nations, the author skillfully guides readers from one chapter to the next. The novel combines the tenderness of a love story with the suspense of a thriller and the excitement of a crime investigation, showcasing a deft storytelling hand.

The Soldier of Wellington: The Tenderness of Love, the Chill of a Thriller, the Thrill of a Crime Investigation
Arjun Mohan

Published by Partridge Publishing, "The Soldier of Wellington" was released in April this year. It is available on Amazon, as well as on the Partridge and Barnes & Noble websites.

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