The Dark Side of Light

by Sanil Sachar

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3976-4
  2. Pages: 200 pages
  3. Date: February 2016


The Dark Side of Light, Sanil Sachar’s second book, promises a unique literary experience for readers, with its combination of short stories, poems and plays, vignettes of romance, comedy, murder, mystery and much more.

Offering a diverse pick, Sanil seamlessly combines the rhythm of poetry, the allure of storytelling and the realism of theatre to create an enriching and vivid experience. Some pieces transport you to a different world, while others allude to everyday experiences. Set in the year 2034, ‘Members Only’ takes you inside India’s first strip club and asks existential questions about a person’s identity, through the story of a young man who oscillates between love and lust. ‘Painted Red’ is about a brother dealing with the loss of a sibling and brings alive basic human emotions like wrath and vengeance. Navigating through an array of everyday emotions, ‘Dinner with the Turners’ is a laugh riot that peeps into the life of a hopeless young wanderer trying to find his identity in a foreign land. ‘I’ll Be There One Day’ is a short and powerful story about belonging, while mystery and wavering thoughts dominate ‘The Conditioned Air’.

Racy and pulsating, The Dark Side of Light, is a celebration of the coming together of three different literary forms, with their distinct flavours intact.


Sanil Sachar is a twenty-three-year-old author from Delhi. He started writing during his time in England, where he completed his high school and as well as graduation. His first book, Summer Promises and Other Poems, was published in 2013. After graduating in Sport Business Management from Sheffield Hallam University, he worked in the corporate sector with Star Sports but finally decided to take up writing full time, resulting in his second book. Sanil has also been directing and writing for theatre and aspires to write for films too with hints of this endeavour noticed in his various short stories. An avid footballer, Sanil can be found chasing the ideal words when he is not running after a ball. He aspires to inspire, and lives his life ‘one word at a time’.

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