Book Review – The Revolutionary : Ram Prasad Bismil

Book Name – The Revolutionary : Ram Prasad Bismil’s Auto Biography from the Death Row

Author – Saket Suryesh

Pages – 118

Let me start from my favourite couplet from the book

“Voh Phool Chadhate hain, turbat bhi dabi jaati,

Maashooq ke thode se bhi, ahsaan bahut hai”

This book is not a work of fiction; it is a pure valley of knowledge and nationalism. You get a chance to live, understand and feel the journey and struggle of Saheed Ram Prasad Bismil. We can feel the emotions with the most appropriate words chosen by the author which keep you engaged till the end. It also portrays how Bismil and other freedom fighters want us to make our India better and great. It makes you question yourself if we have really made it great as he has clearly mentioned the after effect of entering politics in modern India.

Kakori train Robbery was very expressive and the hindi couplet within the chapters at some places are beautifully written and positioned.

If you are planning to get a copy of book which can tell them about our freedom fighters then this is the one.

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Cheers!

Subrat Saurabh

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Book Review – A Friend Like Karna

Title: A Friend Like Karna

Author: Madhav Thapar

Pages: 182

Published in :2017

Publisher: Notion Press

Inspired by the heroic and legendary Karna, this book is a contemporary dramatic novel set against the backdrop of modern Corporate India. Thrills, suspense and a tender underlying love story ensure that the book moves at a very fast pace and keeps the reader engaged right until the unpredictable end.

The characterization is sharp and vivid with each actor playing a significant role in the evolution of the story. You will recognize many of the locales, names and references to the glamour word, and on the dark side, the Mafia, which ensures that the reader establishes an immediate connect with the plot. An important aspect is that even though it is an action filled book with a strong alpha male at the center of the plot, the female characters emerge as equally strong and admirable and are extremely important to the story.

The narrative itself is in a unique mix of first person and third person story-telling and shifts effortlessly across locations and time lines. Each sub plot of significance is brought to a logical conclusion and is cleverly inter weaved to be a part of the main story line.

Some of my favorite lines from the book which create enough curiosity and suspense are:

“Two wise men, one common problem, different conclusions. As the two stalwarts procrastinate, the wheels of fate continue to spin on relentlessly….”

“Crime only pauses, it never ceases”

“A few hours later a call is placed to Karachi on a burner phone. The recipient: one of the most wanted men in the world, but also someone who does not officially exist in the country he lives in.”

It is a book best read in one sitting and indeed it is hard to put down. As it progresses from scene to scene, frame by frame, there is always the burning question in the readers mind:  “So, what will happen next?”

The Prologue and Epilogue are the two bookends of the entire narration, with the conclusion of the theme coming in the very last lines.

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