Thursday, 16 June 2016

#BookReview ; From Where I See by Ajay Yadav

Ajay meets his childhood friend Shruti on a social network site. He finds her to be struggling with 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 and work on it, 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 and others for the sake of religion? Does the religion divides or unites? What precipitates extramarital affairs? Does the immature and wrong interpretation of female emancipation the reason for 13 times rise in divorce rates in last 5 years?  
It’s not only a book; it’s the path to revolution, it’s a journey towards utopian world. Accepting truth and hypocrisy is the toughest job on this earth. If you feel that you are open minded, have courage to accept truth and have a desire to change the world then be the part of change. Let’s take our first step to build a road to the utopian world. 

From Where I See is written by Dr Ajay Yadav & it is his debut work. The author is a consultant anaesthetist, intensivist & pain specialist. His textbook of anaesthesia is most saleable textbook for undergrads in India, South East Asia & Africa. It had always been his dream to write a book which can honestly unfurl the other side of curtain.

The story is about two childhood friends Ajay & Shruti, their childhood has been intricately described by the author but as they grew up their paths got diverted because of several reasons. After many  years he finds her through a social networking site & she was already married by then. As they catch up Ajay came to know about the struggles Shruti was facing & he tried to console her. But then one day he receives a call from Shruti’s husband Aslam that she has committed suicide. But is it suicide? As you read the mystery will be solved..

The plot is quite fresh & enjoyable, the author has used facts & figures in his favour to question various practices in religions. While the premise of the book was good but it was somewhat stretched as well as sometimes it appeared that the protagonist was a bit sexist. Apart from that I liked this book, the cover is beautiful as well as the title is decent. Readers should give it a try..

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