Saturday, 9 July 2016

Book Review- From Where I See by Ajay Yadav

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Book Name: From Where I See

Author: Ajay Yadav

Publisher: Lifi Publications

Price: Rs. 300


Blurb:

Ajay meets his childhood friend Shruti on a social networking site. He finds her struggling ith intrapersonal, interpersonal, inter-social and inter-religious conflicts. Eventually, the conflicts killed her. Police could solve the case but will it prevent hundreds of Shrutis from getting killed? How long will we aim 'who' killed, more important is to find out 'what' killed. Till we don't address this issue many Shrutis will keep on getting killed. We need to cure the disease not only the symptoms.

This book is an effort of the author to find the root cause and probable remedies of these conflicts, exploration of hundreds of pertinent questions like "Why in one religion it becomes so easy to get volunteers to blow themselves up and others for the sake of religion? Does the religion divide or unite? Have the immature and wrong interpretations of female emancipation led to 13 times rise in divorce rates in last 5 years?"

It's not only a book, it's the path or a revolution, it's a journey towards a Utopian world. If you are open minded, have courage to accept truth and have a desire to change the world; then be a part of the change. 

Let's take our first step to build a road to this Utopian dream.


Review:

The very first chapter of this novel takes you to the police station and you learn that the protagonist's friend is dead. A series of events follow up where in the protagonist talks about his relationship with his friend, her life, her behaviour and many other related things. Ultimately, towards the end the case is solved.

The story seemed interesting to me in the beginning but turned boring somewhere from chapter 12. It appeared like a history lesson to me. The narration has remained awesome throughout the 400 pages. There have been many incidents which gives food for thought and also, some lessons for life.

Overall, From Where I See can be termed as a book which will make you think and counterquestion the society we live in and the rules that we follow.

I rate:

Cover: 3/5
Story: 3/5

My overall rating for From Where I See is 3/5 stars.

You can book your copies on Amazon here! 

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