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Book Review: I am Dead but My Heart Beats by Priyank

I AM DEAD BUT MY HEART BEATS is a multi-themed love story. The book casts four characters, equally strong and poignant according to the plot and the settings. While reading one can feel that the book is diverted into several parts, prominently couple of entrancing love stories. The part, which mainly goes in the flashback deals with Muzaffarnagar riots, has greater weightage than the other one. Usually, these kinds of love stories do take place in India - the country which is known for numerous diversities and customs. So, a couple or lovers facing horrible consequences given by their respective communities or religions have been a trend. However, with some education and modernity this orthodoxy is changing but still miles to cover. 

This book is a fantastic read because the story keeps one curious about their future ( lovers in the book), and not only this, the book has a far-fetched and meaningful message for the people of India, who often take pride in putting devout shows of bigo…

Book Review: 2 States by Chetan Bhagat

Nowadays, casual readers in India have begun liking South Asian literature. But in India, it is Chetan Bhagat who has revolutionized the reading world. People love his books because of simple and spicy-kind of stories. He provides endings to his stories and the way he narrates is an impressive art within oneself. At the start of his career, he was notably known for only IIT Five Points, but now all of his books have been adapted for movies, certainly we cannot hide his increasing charm among masses.

Coming back to 2 States, apparently, this book covers his own love story when he was a student at IIM Ahmadabad.Just like our Bollywood movies this novel too has positively encouraged inter-caste or inter-religion marriage and one can hear couples saying that their love story is inspired by 2 States in either ways; from book as well as the movie. Like other stories, this particular book finely presents the cross cultural difficulties to be dealt before tying the knots. Understanding and c…

Book Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner is the first novel of the Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini. The book was an instant success and topped the international bestseller chart for many months. It is the first book that so intensely highlights the social and political grim issues of Afghanistan post the Soviet-Afghan war.

The major themes of the book are childhood friendship, betrayals, and finally redemption. The lead protagonist of the book is Amir, a Pashtun boy from a well-to-do family. His mother died while giving him birth, and for this reason he believes that his father (Baba) hates him. On the other hand, Rahim Khan a good friend of his father understands his plight thus supports him. Amir has inclination towards writing and reading stories and does not have a strong physical appearance and the gusto of a Pashtun, like his father. For father, he is an inferior kind of boy because Pashtuns are seen as different people: they have laws, dress codes, known for trustworthiness, valor and pride.