Cloak Room is, apparently, India’s first SMS novel, by Ro Gue, and it’s conveniently published in parallel on a blog. Here’s the first chapter:

Chptr1:DaWarOfMaoistMobsBeganInDaLateWinterOf2010,
ButItWasPrecededByEventsFewPeopleKnowAbout.ItBeganWithRita,
A15YearoldStudent. (Friday 5/11)

The story and style tighten as the chapters progress:

Chptr4:2MenEnterProfessorZaidisComprtment&StrngleHim.
DeyExitWidHisBodyInsideDaCoffin.InAnotherCoach,RitaZaidiSitsAlone&Unaware.

Textually.org, a blog about all manner of SMS-related news, notes that the publisher is called 3825media, which when thumbed into a mobile phone also would spell… well, I’ll leave that to you.

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    […] ation looks better now in wintertime. What fun! (Oh, and Gupta also writes that SMS novel, Cloak Room)

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