Tuesday, 13 December 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Kashmir 90 by Vineet Mishra


The story Kashmir 90 starts in 2011 and travels back in time accidentally over an animated conversation between two friends, Vineet and Shiv. The heart-wrenching and the most unfortunate events of 1989-1990 in Kashmir caused the ripples which gave rise to this roller coaster tale that destiny wrote for Shiv. Shiv Pandit, a proud Kashmiri young boy of the valley and a darling of his local community, who has the world on his feet after getting admission in College of Srinagar, starts his journey of becoming a man from a boy along numerous other youngsters from all across the country. During the hostel life meets new roommates and develops a great bond with them through few hilarious and funny events. He also develops a soft corner toward a girl name Maya from Kerala. The college life was like a dream for him. In the background, the extremist fringe was spreading the lethal hate in the air Kashmir. The hate bomb when exploded and shook the soul of Kashmir, the causality was the Kashmiri Pandit community. The college was also closed down and the students who had gone for a winter break could never return to college! Shiv loses his roots, his college, his cradle and his love. He finds himself at junction of unknown crossroads of life. This new path of destiny takes him to different parts of the country to rediscover faith in humanity, friendship and love. In turn, it brings along new relationships, disappointments, fun, thrill and adventures. But the changing politics of the country, Ram Janmabhoomi movement and Bombay riots create surge in his life and cause a chain reaction that brings him to a point where once again he finds himself in a situation where he could lose it all! Will he again accept the fate and drift along or fight for his treasure of life?

BOOK REVIEW:-  Kashmir 90 the story revolves around the protagonist Shiv.
The story depicts the events that took place in Kashmir in 1989-1990 that greatly affected the life of the people and residents living out there.
Things were very bad in the valley. Terrorists killed people 
Everyone cant believe what was happening .
Parents had refused to send their wards back to college.
All the parents who had sended their children to college in Srinagar were worried about the safety of their kids and no clear path was emerging what would happen to the future of people.
There was only hope left.

I like- 

  • Supporting character .
  • Characterization was done well.
  • Way of Narration and writing was nice. 
  • The writing was simple.
  •  Appropriate title for the book.




I will rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. 



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