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Brotherhood Chronicle Crime Trilogy

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Support Independent Literature and Multicultural Voices!

We need your help to publish three books in a unique crime thriller series, The Brotherhood Chronicle by acclaimed independent author Tejas Desai (

Mr. Desai is the author of Good Americans (2013), the first book in The Human Tragedy series, as well as the founder and leader of The New Wei Literary Movement. 

The Brotherhood Chronicle is an international crime trilogy set in New York City, Thailand, India and the American South. It starts off when Priya Mehta, a promising college student, jumps out of her dorm room to her death in New York City. As Niral Solanke, a down on his luck private investigator, looks into her demise, he is drawn into many different worlds--of high finance, Hindu religious organizations, the art community, strip clubs and ethnic criminal gangs. What follows is his journey and transformation--physical, vocational, mental, spiritual--as more mysteries are uncovered. We also follow the stories of many other multicultural characters--financiers, politicians, drug dealers, prostitutes, military generals, police officers, housewives--as they try to survive and make sense of the world they live in, informed and influenced by Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and atheistic philosophy and thought.

This campaign is specifically geared to help finance the publication of the second edition of the first book, The Brotherhood . It was initially published in 2012 and is still available, but a new second edition will contain many additional features, including a preface by the author describing The Brotherhood's evolution, an introduction by another independent author regarding its interest to Queens, a detailed map of New York City, a list of characters, an enhanced Glossary of Hindu Terms, a study guide, trivia questions and a peek at the upcoming second volume, The Run and Hide.

The book needs copyediting, proofreading, cover design, formatting and publicity, among other things. During the first three months of the campaign, we hope to raise funds for these things and begin implementation, which we will then be accelerated during the following three month run up to publication. 

The planned publication of the entire series is as follows:

September 16, 2018: The Brotherhood, Second Edition
September 16, 2019: The Run and Hide
September 16, 2020: The Dance Towards Death

Please donate as much as you would like and remember you are supporting dynamic, independent literature and publication. We hope to have your support!


Tejas Desai
Fresh Meadows, NY

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