Friday, 18 March 2016

SHE: EKLA CHOLO RE : Book Review





Book Blurb :

Set in the backdrop of 1990 Calcutta, She is a story about finding one’s own identity in spite of all odds. The story spins around the life of Kusum, a brave heart whose identity is often untitled and blurred; it does not belong anywhere, definitely not under the ‘he’ or ‘she’ bracket, thanks to our social conditioning. Will she be successful in her mission? Find out in She, an utterly absorbing read that derives inspiration from Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” song, which urges everyone to move on despite the fear of abandonment from others. 

"She is one of the finest book to read" - Sujeeth Kumar, Project Manager, MNC Bengaluru 

"A story often untold. Appreciate the team for presenting She in the best possible harmonious way!" - N K Narasimhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Nascor Technologies, Bengaluru 

"Don't miss the ending!" - Raghunath Babu Are, Employee at Microsoft, Bengaluru




My Review :


We live in a society and bound by some rules; male should behave manly and female should be gentle. Sometimes we show empathy to those persons, who stuck in between male and female- a boy trapped in a woman’s body and vice versa. But, we fail to accept the fact when we see such incident within our household. We try to cover up. Kusum’s father, an aggressive doctor failed to accept the real identity of his child. He tried to cover that up but, Kusum is a brave heart person. She cleared all the obstacles and marched towards a path all alone.

‘She’ is a story of searching one’s identity, which is often untitled. It is a quick read as the novel is short. The plot is strong and the story moves further in fast pace. The author has kept the story simple yet prominent. The author has taken a topic and wrote the story amazingly, though the complete solution is not given in this book. I loved the poem by Rabindranath Tagore ‘Ekla Chalo re’.  The ending of the story is also memorable.


I’ll give it 5 out of 5 stars for its magnificent story-line. This book is highly recommended to all.



About The Authors:

Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly written articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organisations.




Shayan is a medical doctor and cosmetologist by profession working at Bijapur, Karnataka. He is born at Gaya, Bihar and spent his quality time at West bengal and Bihar before he moved for higher education. In his free time he loves to drive, read, watch and discuss on movies, and a gadget freak.





P.S. A huge thank you to the Author for providing me a copy for review.
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