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Channel V's 'Gumrah' is first TV series to be adapted into book

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MUMBAI: Channel V's crime television series, Gumrah - The End of Innocence, has become the first television series to be adapted into a book.

The book titled - Gumrah has been written by Ira Trivedi and was unveiled by Chetan Bhagat in Mumbai on 27 January.

Priced at Rs 195, the book has been published by Rupa Publications and will be available across key retails outlets as well as digitally in the form of an e-book.

With a foreword by Bhagat, the book has 11 gripping short stories, wherein each story tells a tale and unravels the consequences of wrong choices made by innocent teens. 

Talking about the book launch, Channel V business head Kevin Vaz said, "Gumrah is not just a show; it?s a brand in itself. Over the past few years it has gained in stature and is revered by youngsters. It redefined the way in which we looked at teen crime in the country. Even parents ask their teenage children to watch Gumrah so that they can be better prepared to face the uncertainties of the current environment. The purpose of the book is the same; it just gives us another avenue to engage with the youth who can now consume the content in a different form."

?The stories featured in this book are powerful, touching and gripping all at the same time. They are not only entertaining, but they are also important ? they were important to write and they are important to read, and I do hope young Indians everywhere read this book. Many of the stories are chilling, gruesome and even horrific? they are based on true incidents and the book is telling of our times,? added Trivedi.

The book is written with a view to help teens differentiate between perception and reality of the real world. The show is focused towards appealing to the young, vulnerable and impressionable minds of India.

Channel V has been airing Gumrah over the last four years.

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