Friday, 1 July 2016

#BookReview ; A Broken Man by Akash Verma

Take a deep breath before you are born here, my child! 
You take birth in a land where I struggled; gave it my sweat and blood. A land that I thought belonged to me..… unbridled, uncompromising. 
Krishna is a Dalit boy from Bihar who struggles to overthrow the chains that hold him back. Chhavi is a high caste Brahman girl fighting for the rights of others, propagating equality in a politically charged Lucknow University campus. After Krishna saves Chhavi from getting torched during a protest against reservation, love slowly blossoms, only to be ruthlessly crushed by a society that thrives on divisions of caste and religion. From student politics in Lucknow to the interiors of Bihar, from the corridors of power to the glitz of media and the film industry in Mumbai. 
A Broken Man is the quest of a deprived Krishna to redeem hope from despair, love from separation and success out of repeated failures. From the bestselling author of It Happened That Night and Three Times Loser, this is a story that reinforces our faith in what love can accomplish as it pushes us to achieve the impossible, making us tap our true inner potential.

A Broken Man is the third book of Akash Verma, an entrepreneur & Indian Fiction writer. He is the author of two national bestsellers, It Happened That Night & Three Times Loser. He has a deep interest in music, literature, history & travel.

A Broken Man is the story of Krishna & Chhavi, while our male protagonist is a Dalit from a small village in Bihar who dreams big & wants to be free from insults he has to face just because of his caste despite the parental pressure on him to get selected for a government job & help them come out of poverty, on the other hand our female protagonist is a high caste Brahmin from Lucknow, a liberal woman who is the daughter of a well known politician who is famously known as Pandit Ji. Their first meeting happened in Lucknow University where Chhavi is making speeches for a new student political body who wants change in the university political arena & make it more cleaner but while making such a speech receives heavy opposition from Krishna. And this is the start of their sweet-bitter relationship. But then it was meant to be & they fell in love with each other, unfortunately their happy times were short lived. Chhavi had to make a promise to her father that she will marry the one he will choose for her, while Krishna ran away from her as he couldn’t bear it anymore to Mumbai where he wants to make his dream come true. Will this love stories really have a happy ending? Will Krishna be able to achieve his dream? Read this moving story to find out..

This story is about how faith & hope plays a major factor to make any love story successful. The exploitation & difficulties Dalits go through have been portrayed well & also how the author taught us to get rid of our prejudices is commendable too. The author has been to many cities in India & it shows in the story as the details are perfect. The cover is beautiful as well as the title is appropriate too. A must read!

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