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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 bigotry and heinous rebel against the humanity and love. This book offers a moving story and the writer has, with an exceptional elan, kept the characters and their stories finely chiselled because at times the book shows many a climax such as redemption, guilt, revenge, persuasion and victory in the case of Swati and Zahid’s love story. And in the book, the other love story of Aryan and Anshika, is also a great thrill because the way they discuss the education system of India sets them a charming pair of characters in the book.

This book has much appeal to the new generation and the current student population of India. They can simply relate their love stories (both successful as well as failed one) with particularly this love story. However, unfortunately, this part of love story of this book doesn’t see a good and happy ending like the other one. Hence, readers may feel dejected and heartbroken but one has to accept the bitter realities too. The world is divided on the name of boundaries, countries, regions, and religions, caste and creed, but above all these exist love – true love. This book simply and perfectly conveys this great message. It’s a good read entirely. This book is written by a young writer – Priyank. Currently, he is a student and pursuing engineering. He lives in India.


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