Asian Writers

June is dedicated to authors with ASIAN of books in this category will be posted all month....

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bollywood-ish Masala

** The review of this book was done at the request of the author and will therefore not have any ratings**

Book: Once upon the tracks in Mumbai
Author: Rishi Vohra
Number of pages: 266
Price: Rs. 175
Publisher: Jaico 

The Story

The protagonist of this story is Babloo an autistic twenty something man living in a railway colony, a society that mirrors the typical mindset of the middle class population in the country.  We get a glimpse into the complex maze of Babloo’s thought processes right from the word go, that clearly sets him apart from the other characters.  There is Raghu, Babloo’s younger brother, the cynosure of his parents while Babloo remains virtually non-existent for them because of the perceived differences. Babloo finds a sympathizer in Vandana with whom he falls in love with. Ironically, a marriage alliance is established between Vandana and Raghu by their respective parents.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013