From Where I See – A very personal viewpoint
According to the blurb, Ajay Yadav a practicing Anesthetist, Intensivist and Pain Specialist whose text book of Anesthesia is widely used among undergraduate medical students in India, Africa and South East Asia.
Neither Shruti nor Ajay seem to have great marriages with both their spouses constantly travelling and it isn’t long before the two of them meet regularly -9 times in two months to be precise. Whenever they meet Shruti unburdens herself to Ajay. Ajay not only listens but offers her advice which makes up the major part of the book. Not only does Ajay address relationship issues but he also touches upon social problems like caste, class, religion and the other ills that plague our country. In fact, Ajay addresses every issue that plagues this nation including a history lesson delivered at a party to celebrate our nation’s Independence. This by far was the most tedious stretch of the entire book though at times it did stir some curiosity and interest.
Sadly, these truths are delivered in pathetic language that is mediocre and actually leave the reader yawning with its didactic, self-righteous tone. The narrative itself is dull, lacklustre and uninspiring looking remarkably like Hindi rendered in English.
Frankly if it weren’t for the hook of finding out what happened to Nagma/Shruti ( and the fact that I had to review this book) I would have gladly abandoned this very tedious tome.
- To be happy in life; you have to learn this art. There is always an alternative, nothing is final.
- Men who fail in life have only one safe place to vent their frustration and show their power, their wives.
- People persuading conversions directly or indirectly are always a threat to humanity
- True friendship is not about thinking of your loss, it is about thinking of your friend’s benefit
- Isn’t’ it shameful that the legal system which should prevent the people from harassment becomes a source of harassment?the time has come when people of this country need to know ‘what is not their right’
- we all are the victims of conflicts between our inborn natural instincts and rules of civilisation which are complicated by local social and religious dogmas
Verdict: Very frankly, this book is an example of shoddy editing and poor narrative and can only be read under duress. The real mystery of Shruti’s death is neatly unravelled in the last few pages after one has paid the price of plodding through mediocrity. My apologies to the author for such a harsh criticism.
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