Author: Akash Verma
No. of Pages: 240
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Genre: Fiction- Romance
Take a deep breath before you are born here, my child! You take birth in a land where I struggled; Gave it my sweat and blood. A land that I thought belonged to me..… Unbridled, uncompromising.
Krishna is a Dalit boy from Bihar who struggles to overthrow the chains that hold him back. Chhavi is a high caste Brahman girl fighting for the rights of others, propagating equality in a politically charged Lucknow University campus. After Krishna saves Chhavi from getting torched during a protest against reservation, love slowly blossoms, only to be ruthlessly crushed by a society that thrives on divisions of caste and religion. From student politics in Lucknow to the interiors of Bihar, from the corridors of power to the glitz of media and the film industry in Mumbai.
A Broken Man is the quest of a deprived Krishna to redeem hope from despair, love from separation and success out of repeated failures. From the bestselling author of It Happened That Night and Three Times Loser, this is a story that reinforces our faith in what love can accomplish as it pushes us to achieve the impossible, making us tap our true inner potential.
The story revolves around Krishna and Chhavi who belong to two different castes, falling in love and facing all the hardships due to the discrimination which is prevalent since ancient times.
Krishna, being the Dalit, has always lived with the quest for a better future, being deprived the rights of living a normal life. Chhavi does not believe in quota system and propagates equality.
The dirty politics, the caste discrimination, broken hearts, hope, dreams, and love – all are part of this story
The cover of the book caught my attention and it is very plaintive . The story is written in a very simple language and the reader is able to connect undoubtedly. The poetry adds on to the beauty of the plot.
After reading, one finds it an another class- based love story and the end becomes very predictable.
My Rating : 3.5/5
About the Author
Akash Verma is an entrepreneur. His work has taken him across the country and he finds this experience very relevant while giving shape to his stories. He has published two bestsellers till now. Akash is currently based out of Gurgaon, India. He is fascinated by Cinema, Literature, History and Travel.
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