Thursday, 15 September 2016

Review of A Broken Man by Akash Verma

I  received the captioned book in exchange for my honest review . My sincere thanks to the Writers Melon for the same.

A Broken Man revolves around the happenings in an Indian University  and the crux of the novel is the struggle made by the oppressed to come up in life.The characters are moulded beutifully and the prose make it interesting to read the novel.In between Hindi poems are given to strenghthen the theme of the book. Even though I do not understand Hindi I try to catch the message the author wants to convey . 

The plot

30125569The novel starts from the flashback recollected by the protagonist shortly clalled as KK  original name being Krishna. The story starts from the efforts made by Chhavi a student in the university where Krishna also pursue his higher studies. Chavvi is a self imposed crusadar of the students studying there to combat the evils and discrimination meted out to them by the higher authorities. In this struggle she is antagonising the unscrupupulous elements. They made a plan to fish out of troubled waters by using Krishna as a puppet and instigating to act against Chavvi. The stroy goes like this with twists and turns .    


The novel is having all the regular facets like romance . suspense , sufferings, and sex. This make ths same worth reading and a must read by youth fellows. It is enlightening various aspects of flaws in our education system . The story is  appealing and  the narration is honest and straight . The incidents are depicted  in a nice manner to make the reading interesting and inducing . The charecterisation is optimum and the role played by Chhavi is engrossing and engaging our zeal to read it at our own pace.


In the first half the story is so fast moving and succeeding in coaxing the reader to move the pages swiftly and the second half is predictable . It makes the reader to slow down the reading. In fact in the first half it is painful because of the ordeals met by the Protagonist Krishnan. But when he comes to Mumbai and joins the cine field everything seems to work for him the fact which seems to be unbelievable. "The survival of fittest" is true for the cine world also . 

Important quotes

There is a reason why everything happens the way it happens . It is only latter we get to realise the motive behind it.

The two biggest adversities that one can be born with in the country are caste and poverty.

Everyone seemed to hate us and had some or other problem with us.If one of us wore slightly cleaner and well ironed cloth to school we had to hear tauts sucnh as -"Look at this charmar ka, he is wearing new clothes. .....

My verdict

It is a must read by the younger generation .

Rating  4/5

About the author

Akash is an entrepreneur and Indian fiction author.

His work has taken him across the country and he finds this experience very relevant while giving shape to his stories.

He has authored two national bestsellers - It Happened That Night, in 2010 and Three Times Loser, in 2011.

Akash took up to writing fiction in 2007; and he attributes this sudden urge towards writing to his compelling passion in understanding human relationship and behavior.

He has deep interest in music, literature, history and travel. Akash is based in Gurgaon, India.

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