Harpreet Singh Makkar – Writer turned Publisher

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He was just any other author on facebook when I came across him. He had just penned his first novel. The pre-orders began a few days later. And then the book was out for sale. Though I was settled in New Delhi now, he being from my hometown, I was eager to have a look at his book. Before I could place an order for the book, it was decided amongst us that since I was visiting my hometown for a few days, we would meet and he would bring me a copy of his novel. This is how began my journey with ‘The Justified Sin’ and Harpreet Makkar, the author of this novel.

The contact was established on a literary note but as I began to discover him I knew the kind of person and business man he was. He shared his aspirations about his literary career and the kind of fields he wanted to venture into. We talked at length about the kind of publishers we have around, how they rob the author of the charm they have about their writings. The modern day publishers are only out to satisfy themselves by going all out to fulfill their vested interests without caring a fig for the respect of the accuracy of the printed word, let alone being true to their commitments to the authors.

The interactions with him have been few and far between but I have always remembered him as a friend and someone who is there to give you the moral support when needed the most. A while ago he announced his own publishing company, ‘Petals Publishers and Distributors’. Now this was something I almost expected from him and had an inclination that he would do it in a brilliant way. The company has already started churning out some true ‘unputdownable’ books.

I read his novel ‘The Justified Sin’ again recently. And I found the book even more interesting this second time.

To that unknown princess,

Lost in the folds of past…

She was back, yes she was,

With a smile, but a chaos,

What to do, to be lost,

Stay there or to be in past…

  • Harpreet Makkar


About the Book :
What do you call it when three beautiful women come in your life, but you are still single? What if they all, at some point, tried to entice you, but you feel like committing suicide because of loneliness? What do you call it when you made no mistake, but still, you feel guilty as sin?

Jay had a common life until Saloni, Prachi and Vineeta came in his life and changed everything.
At times, he avoided the love that knocked at his door, and when he actually needed it, the same love kicked him.
He betrayed.
He got betrayed.
He rejected.
He got rejected.
From being shot in the back by Prachis father to getting intimate with Vineeta under the influence of alcohol, his life was as spicy as those masala Bollywood movies!
He was getting used to his life, until one night, he decides to jump off a building.


The book not only has an interesting storyline but also the psychological unraveling of the protagonist. The book has enough potential and gives you enough food for thought.

In case someone is still not convinced, I can write another page! But I don’t think that’ll be required! Happy Reading!


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