Coimbatore-based author Inba Vignesh takes you on a nostalgic trip in his new book, Law of Jiluk

The trilogy which is inspired by the author’s life is set in the hills of the Nilgiris and follows the life of a 14-year-old boy

At the age of 30, Inba Vignesh decided to give up his job (much like Chetan Bhagat) and is now the successful author of the trilogy, Law of Jiluk. The engineering graduate-turned-writer launched the final book in the series at the Odyssey bookstore in the city on Sunday and was all smiles in a packed room filled with book lovers.

Romantic trilogy
Proudly pointing to the shelves lined with his latest book, The Law of Jiluk 3 – The Ultimate Redemption, Inba says the journey has been arduous, but worth it. “There are no points for guessing the shock my parents had when I finished engineering and told them I want to write a book. After long five years of hard-work, it has finally paid off,” he says. The trilogy which is inspired by the author’s life, is set in the hills of the Nilgiris and follows the life of a 14-year-old boy, Kumba, who falls in love with a girl and how he rises in love.

Cover of Law of Jiluk
Cover of Law of Jiluk

Bittersweet memories
Inba admits that the initial response to his first book was lukewarm, but once people started reading it and giving him their feedback, he was motivated to turn it into a three-part series. “Anyone who reads the book will be transported to their childhood. The three books have beautiful moments of nostalgia that will make you relive your past,” he says. 

The author, who lives in Coimbatore and conducts placement training sessions for college students says he quit his full-time job and turned a freelancer so that he would find time to write.

Eternal connection
Remembering how difficult it was to find the courage to write in a language that was not his mother-tongue, Inba says he had a lot of support from his friends and his mentor Dr Sashikala, who ensured that he never gave up on his dreams. “When I began pursuing writing, I realised that all of us are somehow connected, either through actions, words or thoughts. So no one should underestimate their importance in this world.” He also adds that this concept of everyone being the sum total of each other’s actions will be seen throughout the narration of his story.

Law of Jiluk
As the interview draws to a close, when asked what ‘Jiluk’ means, Inba grins widely and says Jiluk is a term that was coined by him and that takes on a new meaning every time depending on the readers. “Every one of us has some special moments that would totally change the entire course of our lives. These defining moments differ from person to person so the Law of Jiluk is open to interpretation depending on one’s personal experiences,” he says.

Priced at Rs 199.

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