From Where I See… By Ajay Yadav – Book Review


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Title : From Where I See
Author : Ajay Yadav
Pages : 401
Publisher : Lifi Publication
Genre : Fiction/Religious

Rating :

Cover : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Plot : 4/5
Story-line : 4/5
Writing Style : 4.5/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5

Overview :

Ajay meets his childhood friend Shruti on a social network site. He finds her to be struggling with intrapersonal, interpersonal, inter-social and inter-religious conflicts. Eventually the conflicts killed her. Police could solve the case but will it prevent hundreds of Shrutis from getting killed? How long will we aim ‘who’ killed, more important is to find out ‘what’ killed. Till we don’t address this issue and work on it, many Shrutis will keep on getting killed. We need to cure the disease not only the symptoms.
This book is an effort of the author to find the root cause and probable remedies of these conflicts, exploration of hundreds of pertinent questions like “why in one religion it becomes so easy to get volunteers to blow themselves and others for the sake of religion? Does the religion divides or unites? What precipitates extramarital affairs? Does the immature and wrong interpretation of female emancipation the reason for 13 times rise in divorce rates in last 5 years?
It’s not only a book; it’s the path to revolution, it’s a journey towards utopian world. Accepting truth and hypocrisy is the toughest job on this earth. If you feel that you are open minded, have courage to accept truth and have a desire to change the world then be the part of change. Let’s take our first step to build a road to the utopian world.

Beauty :

  • Writing Style.
  • Presentation.
  • Ideas and thoughts that are portrayed in the book.
  • Knowledgeable Content.

Beast :

  • This book is not for everyone.

Review :

There’s a quote by Sir Francis Bacon that “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” This particular book by Dr. Ajay Yadav falls in last category of them all. But there’s a caution statement as well that is associated with this book. For some people, this book could create digestion problem too.

From Where I See is definitely a different book. It can’t be categorized in any one of the genre we basically are aware of. It starts with the protagonist, Dr. Ajay himself, being questioned on the death of his friend which seems to be a suicide but being suspected as a murder. The book kicks off as a murder mystery but soon changes the whole spectrum in an instant. Author talks about the society where we are trying to merge ourselves without having any idea of what we are actually doing. Author talks about the ideas and thoughts, about different aspects of life and notions prevailing around us; bribery, religion, history, blindly following of leaders and many other topics.

Reading this book is like having a chat with someone having knowledge about the topic being discussed. The person wants and knows how to convey his thoughts and in the process of delivering his ideas, he is also helping you to have the knowledge about the subject as well.

So the problem arises because of its uniqueness. Every unique thing comes with a cautious statement that it may or may not suit you. The same is with this book. After finishing the book, only two kinds of thoughts can stay in your mind. Either you’ll love this book or you’ll hate it from the core of your heart. There’s no mid option. But as this is my review over the book, I’ll say that I was hooked from the page one and stayed with the story till its end. I loved the sudden transition as I was not expecting it. The book is truly debatable and may fall in lots of controversy because of its bold content and ideas about different things. But I must appreciate the author for writing them all.

In the end, I would like to say that, if you truly believe in literature and wants to appreciate the different approach of writing and bold attempts of Indian authors, do buy the book and comment over it. Debate as much as you can because the solution lies in talking not in being mute.

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