India is a country where every person is born with two identities. One is the religion and other is the caste.
But this identity is further grotesquely twisted. Poverty and shame are the add-ons for few while, fame and power are the defining terms. Where is this division seen prominently? Obviously the Universities. There have been huge riots all over the country too.
Using this burning situation as the backdrop, Akash Verma brings another heart-warming story of love, dream and fight.
Name: A Broken Man (Click on the name to be directed to Amazon page)
Author:Akash Verma (Click on the name to visit the author’s website)
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
About the Author:
Akash Verma is an entrepreneur. His work has taken him across the country and he finds this experience very relevant while giving shape to his stories. He has published two National Best sellers till now, It Happenend That Night and Three Times Loser.
Descritpion of A Broken Man
Life is hard for the low caste-born Krishna, who hails from a small village in Bihar and currently suding in the University of Lucknow. To find fame, he tries joining the University politics where he encounters Chhavi, a high cast Brahmin girl whose father is one of the big names in politics. Their story starts with Krishna opposing Chhavi’s party and disrupting their meetings.
But one fateful day, Chhavi’s life is in danger as she is being burnt alive for the sake of politics. Looking at this Krishna realises his mistake and tries to save her. A lower caste boy saving the upper caste girl causes an uproar.
But they know what it means to be each other’s saviour. So they fall in love. But they cannot live their lives based on what they feel. They are required to live a life based on what society tells them to. Thus they are crushed and separated from each other. Years pass until one day Krishna must once again go abck to find his Chhavi and set their lives straight. Will he be able to do that?
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The story is very well written and neatly presented. Even though the central theme is highly sensitive, that is the caste issue, the author has highlighted it so effortlessly amidst a love story. The story brings about a varied set of emotions that range from being emotionally shut down to bursting with joy.
While reading this book, have a background sound of any of the tracks by Arijeeth Singh (That’s what I did) to literally get lost into the book. The words pop out and touch you while doing so.
In the book the part that I felt as amazing was the way the author has brought about movies, protests and even politics into the love story which shows that love is not a single entity in a person’s life. There are other major events that trigger this.
Also the hope, the hard work and the passion for an art is something that made me love this book.
All together I rate this book 4.5/5 stars!
I thank Writers Melon for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading and reviewing it!
I also thank the author for bringing out such an amazing story.