Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Book Review: Voices of the Silent Creek by Vikkas Arun Pareek

Book Name: Voices of the Silent Creek

Author: Vikkas Arun Pareek

Publisher: Nivasini Publisher

Price: Rs. 199


Shanti is married in a prominent family but her life will never be the same for a life thrusted on her for honor of the family. She accepts her life but will she let the same fate unfold for her younger sister?
Bhano discovers the horrors of her sister's life and her sacrifices.

Arti finds herself strangled with choices. Will she risk her life and her family's life to help Bhano get justice or leave her helpless?

The story set in rural India takes us through unimaginable yet common atrocities which a woman faces in today's society. Will they fail to survive? Will they emerge stronger battling the troubles?


'Voices of Silent Creek' is one of those stories which leaves you in awe. The book teaches you a lot many things. You will feel love, anger as well as hatred raging inside you. This book will provide food for your thought and you will certainly wonder whether such a thing really exists in India. This book shows mirror to those rural parts of India which don't even exist for most of us. Author has successfully stolen all of my attention and a small place in my heart for his book.

Narrated in third person, the story of Shanti will surely touch your hearts. Escapes of Shanti and Bhano's life are well narrated. There are very few books which give you the feel that the characters and the incidents are for real. I must say this book fits well in that category. Every incident is perfectly timed. The flow of story has been consistent throughout the book. Not even for a fraction of a second will the reader feel lost.

Characters- Shanti, Bhano and Arti have been portrayed to be very strong. We need women like them in today's world. I feel very proud of each of them. They are different from each other but each of them have qualities that will make you feel that we should be like them. As far as the male characters are concerned, you will feel utmost hatred.

This book must not lie in those unattended bookshelves. It needs to be out in the world so that every person reads Shanti's story and no Shanti ever suffers again. A must read. I wouldn't mind reading it n number of times.

Excellent work!

I rate:
Cover: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Story: 4/5

I rate 'Voices of Silent Creek' with 4/5 stars.

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