Author – Abhisar Sharma
Rating – 5/5 stars
Number of Pages – 257
Publisher – Rupa Publications
The religion in India is always a favorite topic for storytellers and writers. The love stories based on the subject of religion where young lads fell in love across religions are all too familiar for the readers. It’s a restless and edgy story of Sameer and Inara fell in love at the wrong time with the wrong person.
Sameer is a Hindu boy of a fruit seller single mother. Inara is a Muslim girl belonged to an influential family. They accidentally fell in love much before they knew they were in love. Oblivious of the consequences their love could bring on them they stepped ahead. Based in an Old Delhi neighbourhood, this intense love story has many profiles and brings out the real faces hiding behind religion and protected by dirty politics.
The story of this book is based on the religious differences of the protagonist couple. The plot is not new but the storytelling is impressive. The twists in the story in the right places leave you on the edge and make the story an interesting tale to read. The story is factually correct. It is a work of fiction and if you are living in India, you could easily relate to it. It is a reality check to know what religion can do in India. Religion is a political weapon and makes a major difference in winning. The Indian politics vote bank depends on the religion of the voter. Here we talk more about religion than development. The plot of the story makes it a must-read for Indian readers.
The story is interesting and blunt. I loved the execution of the plot.
Abhisar Sharma, a reputed journalist, won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Indian Express Award (2008-2009) for his pioneering work, ‘Laal Masjid Ka Safed Sach’ (The true story of the Red Mosque) and was also the recipient of the 2017 RedInk Award in the human rights television category for the story ‘Operational Laal Jungle’ (ABP News). With over two decades of experience in the news and television industry, Sharma has offered groundbreaking reportage on major international and national events like the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the Gujarat riots, the Benazir Bhutto assassination, the Jasmine revolution in Egypt, all major Indian elections and the American Presidential elections. Currently hosting the 8PM show on ABP News, the author lives in Delhi.
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