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Book Review: Compare and Contrast by Vidyasagar Gujje

During our school days in 1990s and early 2000s, there used to be game that could increase our knowledge and awareness about our society and world in the form of questions and flash cards like ‘Believe it or Not’…’Did you Know’… and a few more. It was fun exercise to know about sports, celebrities, history, culture, and geography and much more.

And with the advent of Internet and AI-based technologies, things have changed…information on any topic or person is available in all formats – short, long, images, and videos on YouTube like of Dhruv Rathee and Nitish Rajput. There are scores of niches for each topic; you just need patience to have grasped all.

In the similar fashion, Vidyasagar Gujje written a book called Compare and Contrast. He brings on the table 25 fascinating topics/short articles shedding light of compare and contrast. From history of other countries & India to political leaders to cricketers and actors and much more…he waves interesting “Did You Know” sort of tales for inquisitive minds. By reading this short book in a matter of few hours, you will be acquainted with basic general knowledge of our world in many walks of life.

This book will confirm and enhance knowledge about many historical personalities that were mainly revolutionaries in their countries such as communism was started in Russia by Lenin, and Mao Tse Tung did it in China. You will be nonplussed to know that legendary Che Guvera hailed from Argentina but supported Fidel Castro in Cuba against the USA.

Apart from people, this book also sheds light on political ideologies and countries and what distinguishes them…best example is South Korea vs. North Korea. The range of subjects covered in 25 segments is impressive. Just 48 pages, yet its scope traverses across a wide gamut of encyclopedia sort of facts. If you love short facts to browse over without getting into depth, this book is a perfect fit for you. Plus, it can be gifted to students for augmenting their general knowledge. Overall, it’s an amazing likeable book. Mr Gujje kept it short and relevant with lucid presentation of facts and data.

The book is available on Amazon and Kindle for purchase


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