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Endemol Shine India to release a web series on a book written by Damyanti Biswas

Endemol Shine India is all geared up to release a web series on the bestselling literary crime written by Damyanti Biswas.

Endemol Shine India to release a web series on a book written by Damyanti Biswas
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Endemol Shine India is all geared up to release a web series on the bestselling literary crime written by Damyanti Biswas. Endemol has chosen the book written by Biswas in order to develop it as a multipart web series. All the proceeds from this are going to go to the causes chosen by Biswas on the Project Why and the Chhaanv foundation that works with acid attack survivors.

The literary crime novel You Beneath Your Skin was published in September 2019. Since then, it has gained critical acclaim notching up several Amazon #1 bestseller categories. The novel is set in contemporary New Delhi.

The multi-strand narrative includes an Indian American single mother who is the protagonist along with her autistic teenage son, whose comfortable middle-class lives are turned upside down by a police investigation; a crime spree of slum women found stuffed in trash bags with their bodies disfigured by acid. Although a work of fiction, it tackles many endemic problems in India, which includes topics like violence against women, slum poverty, and police corruption.

Damyanti Biswas is an author and an activist is based in Singapore currently. Biswas’s agent, Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock Ltd was working with Sidharth Jain at Mumbai-based agency The Story Ink for the optioning of the book to Endemol Shine India.

The CEO of Endemol Shine, Abhishek Rege, speaking to the media stated “You Beneath your Skin is a crime thriller, layered with issues of poverty, misogyny, and corruption. Taking a leaf out of the vast legacy of phenomenal women writers in the crime thriller genre - Damyanti’s book brings a sensitivity to an otherwise violent genre.

The protagonist is fascinating as she is a single mother and traversing an unorthodox life through the rather orthodox setting of Delhi. Gripping, relevant, and hard-hitting, this is a story peopled with many characters, multiple fractured relationships, small intimate moments, and effective backstories. This is a thriller with a family at the centre of the plot. These are the stories that Endemol Shine India wants to bring to the fore.”

Author Damyanti Biswas further thanked Ed Wilson and Sidharth Jain for the opportunity, further adding that she is extremely pleased to have Jatin and Anjali’s journey headed for the screens, highlighting voices against poverty and acid violence.


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