DIORAMA 2022 presents

The Cursed Treasure


This is a crisply written novel set in Kerala spanning from 1880 to 2020. It depicts how Keshu the protagonist climbs up in life after being born in a small village into a washer man family. He moves to a larger town and faces many trying challenges but ultimately succeeds and amasses a princely fortune.However at various stages of his short life his enemies conspire to bring him down. Thus he loses his first love and later a sizeable fortune trough various acts of treachery.Will his family ever find the fortune?

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Title: The Cursed Treasure

Author Bio: Anu Pillai is a Graduate in Commerce and stays in Kollam along with his wife Sindhu. Children Anusri, Samathmika and Sanjaya. The author hails from a well known family in Kollam, Kerala. They were importers of dried Tobacco from Jaffna, Ceylon prior to independence.Later on this family played a major role in pioneering the processing and exporting cashews from India to the rest of the world. After his studies in 1988 the author has been working in the family business of processing and exporting cashews.The vastly exaggerated stories that he must have heard from family retainers regarding this period during his childhood may have influenced his creativity and encouraged him to pen this saga. This is the first foray for the author in the field of letters.

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