Book Review – SOULLESS and RUTHLESS – Book 1 & Book 2 of The Revenge Games Series – by M V KASI

I strongly feel that Childhood plays an important role in any person’s life..Experiences in our childhood impacts our future life either positively or negatively…Blessed are those who had a happy Childhood!!!There are very few people who fight with their traumatic childhood and achieve what they wish in their life..

M V Kasi reiterates the same in her book “Soulless” and it’s sequel “Ruthless”..

In Book one, Soulless, author explains about how Sia Sampath, an emotionless woman, is on a mission to search and destroy her enemy..She is ready to do anything to achieve her goal..She is attracted towards Ajay and she uses him for her own personal agenda!! Situations force her to marry him and live with him under the same roof..What happens next forms the rest of the story.. Author had clearly narrated how she couldn’t stop herself from loving Ajay..

This book is mostly about the Sia Sampath’s traumatic past.. She was abused by her own blood relative during her childhood days..Author talks about her adoption and her life abroad ..Her fears, in secured feelings,her determination for revenge are clearly penned by the author…

In Book two, Ruthless, author tells about how marriage influenced the life of both Sia and Ajay..Both of them lie, hate and manipulate each other but still they feel there is some love that binds them together..They slowly start trusting each other but their urge for revenge acts as a hindrance!!! Whether they are able to overcome and live happily ever after makes the story interesting!!

This sequel is about life of Ajay and his relationship with Sia..His feelings,manipulations, mistakes, professional success in spite of his traumatic childhood, love for Sia are portrayed well by the author!!

Yes, there is  graphic violence and sexual content, but Author clearly warns the readers regarding the same…

Overall, I feel both these books are very interesting and unputdownable!!! They are fast pacing, thrilling, with a lot of suspense and have many unexpected twists!!

The effect of traumatic childhood on two different individuals and the way they deal with the same makes us understand their pain..

My rating for both these books is 4/5..

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Book Review – Breathing Two Worlds – by Ruchira Khanna

Name of the book: Breathing Two Worlds

Author: Ruchira Khanna

Genre: Women’s Fiction

No. of Pages:  181

This book is about the story of Neena Arya, who goes to abroad for higher studies and decides to settle down there…Neena grows up hearing stories mythological stories and is portrayed as strong and independent girl..She is professionally successful and blends well with others in a foreign country..She has a live in relationship with her boyfriend Adan!!

Neena returns to India along with Adan as her father is critically ill..Her love for her father and their relationship had been penned beautifully..Further her small fights with her mother and their mutual love is good to read..

Neena finds it difficult to manage the two different cultures and whether she strikes a balance forms the rest of story!!

Author had explained about difficulties faced in adapting in a different country while trying to retain culture and values of our own country..Adan’s character is impressive and the way he adjusts in India is good…

Overall, I feel this book is a light read and interesting one!!!

My rating for this book is 3.5/5.

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Book Review – OTHERNESS:SOULS OF BROWN WOMEN – By DE.B.DUBOIS

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Do you think discrimination still prevails in this 21st Century?? What makes some people to discriminate others based on skin color,religion, country of origin,spoken language, gender, etc?? Do you know the pain and struggles faced by them due to discrimination??

In this book, Author answers the above questions and also explains how life can be to a brown woman – specifically of Indian origin – living in or outside their country of origins…Author says that this book is heavily inspired by “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B.Du Bois..

Author narrates the discrimination faced by Indian women during their early life in  India and also in another Country where she lives..

Author feels that she was discriminated due to her gender in India even when she was very young..Her grandma didn’t give her enough toys to play as she was her daughter’s daughter and not son’s!! She grew up in an environment where more importance was given to a person’s color – Beauty products, soaps, fairness creams, powders, were used by many as they didn’t like their own skin color and wanted to be white!!

Regarding Child abuse, author feels that Indians must stop telling their girl children what she must and must not do, instead teach men not to commit the act of rape..A girl shouldn’t be held responsible for any mishap that might happen to her!!

She often hears that women should be married earlier or else she will become strong-willed and it’s difficult to tame them…There is no gender equality and women are perceived to be naturally weak..

She tries to escape and runs towards the west..But there she has to face more problems there – In addition to gender, she has to face discrimination due to race,country,language, etc..

A brown woman often faces following question when she lives abroad – “Where do you come from??” – She is judged according to her Country of origin!!! Being a foreigner is a strange experience and residing in a place where you are not accepted is very difficult…

Many brown people living abroad primarily have two struggles – One is to work hard to send money home and another is to face discrimination!!! Further, many people in West don’t know the history of India and have their own wrong perceptions – Brown folks have to face questions from them and it’s really difficult to answer them back!!

A Brown woman in West may be educated, independent and hardworking – But this doesn’t stop her from being bullied, discriminated by her angry colleagues..She has no rights to question them and if she does, she is labelled as a problem creator!!! She is perceived as a threat and spat at and yelled at by white strangers due to their own insecured feelings..

These western brown women digest everything with hope that one day they will belong – they will also be people again and not just brown women!!

Author had also mentioned a long list of newspaper articles collected over thirteen years in India which explains the oppression of Indian brown women..

Overall, I feel that this book is good to read..This is not a story and Author had explained the real life incidents which many of us would have faced in our life..

This book is not a light read and I loved it as it had bitter truth (about discrimination faced by women in India and abroad)

My rating for this book is 4/5.

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