Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Review: Her Resurrection by Soumyadeep Koley

It is hard to digest this fact that this particular masterpiece is the author’s debut novel man you totally nailed . The reason I bought it was for the cover fascinating and very attractive.
PLOT:
What is it like to be an unwanted girl-child in India? W
hat is it like to be sexually harassed at a tender age of five? After being tricked and forced into prostitution, can such a woman fight back to emancipate herself from the unyielding shackles of that life, and intermingle with the ‘society?’ Or would she get lost in the sands of time like the ephemeral existence of a sand dune beset by a sandstorm?
So begins Maya’s story in the picturesque countryside of Maharashtra, where she grows up amidst cruelty and domestic violence, being an unwanted girl-child. Yet, like a lonesome beacon beset by sinister wilderness, she pursues her dreams of reaching the stars with her tiny wings. One night, a twist of fate triggers a series of incidents, when she loses everything she had—even her virginity.
Severely traumatized after her father’s death, her mother’s imprisonment, and her own gang-rape, Maya finds herself all alone in the streets of Mumbai, with wolves lurking around for raw flesh. She’s weary, but not wary. She has no sense of the fate that awaits her. What follows, would change her life forever, as also yours, as her heart wrenching, yet inspiring story echoes through time.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOOK:
• If she is virgin she is a candidate for the market of marriage! As if we girls are not human beings and mere products to be traded.
• Every year I see more and more girls going to schools. Disgusting! When are they going to realize they all belong to kitchen with their damned mothers? This reminds me of a personal incident in school where in I was insulted by my accounts teacher MCP as he said “ tumhe tumhaara miya khilayega” yep you heard it right.
• I loved the bond between Audra and Maya! You always have such friends who help you out who are your true friends. This particular dialogue of Audra was awesome: who in the world said girls shouldn’t drink? “We are strong enough to bleed for a week every month, still managing to remain alive & outlive men in the long run, we are strong enough to give child birth, complete all household chores & go to work and still we are weak enough to drink!
• Women are meant to be submissive &docile; Women shouldn’t learn to read & write; Women shouldn’t wear western clothes ; Women should be married off as soon as possible! Sometimes even before they attain poverty!
• -A drug addict can rehabilitate but a girl with dark past cant..a drug addict has the possibilities of being accepted by the society but a girl is always judged by this so called "patriarchal society" for her past deeds!
• I loved that interview of suchitra the young girl who had contracted HIV Aids.
• Loved the positivity of sadiya. And her reasons for applying a black lipstick was an eye opener that things like this can happen too. AND MANY MORE INCIDENTS.
All in all an excellent read! Loved it!
RATING : 4.8 /5

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