Gun Island

#QOTD : Which book did you choose as the first read of 2020!?
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Review : Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh.
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Selected Gun Island, as the first read of 2020. And it also gives me immense pleasure to pen the first book review of this year.They say migration is a natural process. But when you read Gun Island, you will get a different perspective on migration. The book focuses on different issues of the modern world such as migration problem, refugee crisis, climate change, rise of the right wing politics, social media et al.The author sheds light on migration problem. Migration, which is not only restricted to the mankind but also being seen in the animal world such as dolphins and whales.He accounts the issue of climate change in a gigantic way. Be it strom, cyclones, tornadoes, wildfires or draught- he highlights them poignantly.While reading this at times I thought I am watching some harrowing documentaries of refugee crisis that happened in Europe two or three years back. Countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen and other African countries.Like characters, there are multiple stories inside the story. Mr. Ghosh portrays a world, that is globalized and well-connected but filled with multiple problems which are beyond the comprehension of the ruling class. He weaved the story in such a way that sometimes you find similarities between the social life of the people of seventeen century and twenty first century. For instance he brings out The Manasha Mangal Epic and plotted on today’s world.Written on a first person account by the name of Dinanath Dutta, the author first takes you to the world of Sundarbans and then the beautiful Venice. The logline of this story is the journey of two young boy from Sundarban to Europe. The story of two young boy- Tipu and Rafi is the soul of the novel and also the narrative of the fragile modern world. Their vulnerabilities, anxieties, approaches towards life are some of the few points that depicted here.In the novel author takes the refuge of magic-realism to tell the mysteries of life. Interestingly, the author recognising our mother tongue Bangla as a global language is a fresh addition. He ends the book with the hope that right wingers will be defeated by a force which is ideal for the twenty first century world.
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IN•KRE•DIA ~ Luwan of Brida.

Review : IN•KRE•DIA ~ Luwan of Brida.

Author : Sarang Mahajan.

Genre : Fantasy.

No. of pages : 383

Publisher : Gloryburg.

Luwan of Brida is a story of an adventurous journey of protagonist Luwan, a young ordinary village boy.

Luwan lives in Brida, a small village of Inkredia empire. To make a living, he used to collect herbs and sell them. After the death of his mother, he was entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of his sister Meg. His mother gave him a medallion and a magic book before she breathed her last, saying that the book would help him in times of danger.

Brida was ruled by a cruel as well as wicked Lord, Gruwak who used to persecute the villagers to collect huge amount of taxes. And those who were unable to pay such huge amount, Gruwak would have sentenced them to death. Due to lack of money, Luwan escaped to the city with his sister as he fails to pay taxes. From that day the mysterious journey of Luwan and Meg begans to reach Tashkrum. They go through many dangerous experiences in this journey. They chased by demons, ghork riders, smokemen, wallspirits, nonhuman with wings and other magical creatures.
Fortunately they met a thirty five years old merchant Kiliarn, who agreed to keep them safe towards their journey in return of silver coins.
I would like to say more, but I don’t want to spoil the story. Do give this book a read to find out if Luwan was able to reach his destination by crossing all obstacles.

Five things that I love about this book :
1. Intriguing Book Cover.
2. Cinematic Plot.
3. The bond between two siblings Luwan and Meg.
4. Mysterious twists and turns make it a fast-paced novel.
5. It contains some unanswered questions which leads you to the next book of the Inkredia series.

Recommendation : Definitely Yes. Looking forward to read the Book 2, The Castle of Tashkrum.

My Ranking : 4.5/5 🌟

Where Will Man Take Us

Review : Where Will Man Take Us?~ The bold story of the man technology is creating.

Author : @atuljalan_official .

Gente : Non-fiction.

No. of pages : 318.

Publisher : @penguinindia .

At the beginning of the review, I would like to say that this review is going to be a little longer than usual. Because after a long time I read a book like this. And I will not hesitate to read this book again and again.

First of all the title of the book and its cover indicate just how different the book is from other non-fiction books. At the cover of the book we can see a few flying flies and a flying drone which indicates that technology is slowly devouring the very existence of organisms. We don’t know weather the consequences will be good or bad.
The title of the book is what attracted me to this book. ‘Where will man take us?’ – I think the title of the book couldn’t have been anything but this significant question.
Have you ever thought about spending a day without using a single electronic device!? I think I can guess the answer. And the answer is No. Because technology is embedded in every step of our day to day lives. And we (humans) are responsible for this.
We all know that the first discovery of human beings is fire. And from then on we started to discover new things for our betterment and have been inventing new technologies to improve our lifestyle. But for the benefit of mankind, do these technologies really helping us or are they inadvertently pushing us into a unknown danger? What is the future of this man-made technology advanced era? These questions help to illustrate the significance of the title.

This tech-savvy book is divided into five sections. Each section is divided into small chapters in which the author has talked about the effects of technology on our modern life. Among them ‘Data Privacy’ and ‘Transhumanism’ are my favourites. Author has also provided the idea of Nanotechnology, Quantum Computing and Genetics.

The only issue I really had with WWMTU is some technical terms which uses in the book. Since those words were unfamiliar to me, I had to use Google dictionary to find out the meanings. But this small issue can’t stop me from giving this book five stars.
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Rewind And Play

Review : Rewind and Play ~ Hostel diaries of a frustrated B.Tech.

Author : Tarun Gautam

Genre : Fiction.

No. of pages : 162.

Publisher : TreeShade Books

The story begins with an announcement of a technical award ceremony at Hilton Times Square. Where our protagonist Raghav Diwan, who is a successful Division Head of Vision Tek, accepting the award for ‘Most Innovative Consumer Product of the Year’. The award is for his new invention, Globe which Raghav and his team invented to replace smartphones from our day-to-day life.

But suddenly, his wheels of life begun to turn because of an accident caused by one of his products. He was fired from the job. All his three years of hard work go in to vain.

One day, he receives an invitation to an evening get-together with his college batch mates. Since he has not kept in touch with any of them for a long time, he has no desire to attend the reunion. But to overcome from his depression, he hesitantly decides to meet them. What will happen in that reunion!? As a result of that get-together, will he be able to get a chance to change his future!? To know the answers give this book a try.

My rating : 3.5/5 🌟

I would like to thank @books_andstories_ for giving me this opportunity to review this book. It’s a fun read 😊.
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The Curse of Anuganga

Review : The Curse of Anuganga.

Author : Harini Srinivasan.

Genre : Historical fiction.

No. of pages : 271

Publisher : TreeShadeBooks.

The Curse of Anuganga is a historical fiction set in the time of Gupta Dynasty, Circa 403 C.E. The story is about Shaunaka, the main protagonist, who lives in the city of Nandivardhana. His father, Vishnuveera was a famous jeweller. But he never wanted to be a jeweller like his father. He wants to visit Patuliputra to make his destiny. But he is forced to join his father’s jewellery making business.

Everything was going well but his fate was tied to another way which leads him to two lavish weddings i.e. royal nuptials at the palace and another wedding at the extravagant corner house in the Buddhist quarter of the city. Vishnuveera gave him the responsibility to work on the bride’s jewellery at the corner house.

While making the jewellery in one corner of the house, Shaunaka heard a screaming cry of the owner of the house Vinayashura’s wife. He rushed to Vinayashura’s bedroom and found that he had murdered. Who killed Vinayashura? Why? What is the Curse of Anuganga? To know these questions read this mysterious as well as entertaining book.

My rating : 4/5 🌟

I would like to thank @bookish.fame
for giving me this opportunity to review this book.
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লজ্জা

বইয়ের নাম : লজ্জা।
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লেখিকা : তসলিমা নাসরিন।

পৃষ্ঠা : ১৫০

প্রকাশনা : আনন্দ পাবলিশার্স।

দেশভাগের পর দুই দেশের মধ্যে ধর্ম নিয়ে যে সাম্প্রদায়িক সংঘর্ষ হত, সেই সংঘর্ষে অসহায় নিরীহ সাধারণ মানুষেরা কিভাবে দলিত হত সেই বিষয়বস্তু নিয়ে এই উপন্যাস।
গল্পের কেন্দ্রীয় চরিত্র সুরঞ্জন দত্ত, বাংলাদেশের এক তরুণ যুবক। বাংলাদেশই তার জন্মভূমি। ধর্ম, সাম্প্রদায়িক দলাদলি, মৌলবাদ কোনো কিছুতেই তার বিশেষ আগ্রহ ছিল না। মা, বাবা ও ছোট বোনের সঙ্গে তার বসবাস। কিন্তু সাম্প্রদায়িক মৌলবাদ তাকে ঘরছাড়া হতে বাধ্য করে। আপনজন, বন্ধুবান্ধব ছাড়া সে অসহায় হয়ে পড়ে। সেই বিতৃষ্ণা, অসহায়ত্বের ঝোঁকে সে এক অসম্ভব অসহিষ্ণু কান্ড ঘটিয়ে ফেলে। কি সেই কাজ, কেনই বা সে এমন করে তা জানার জন্য বইটি পড়তে হবে।
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Being Reshma

Review : Being Reshma.

No. of pages : 230

Publisher : Panmacmillan India.

Blurb : On 19 May 2014, as seventeen-year-old Reshma Qureshi left home for the examination centre, everything happened in a flash. The men rushed towards her. Grabbed her. Tugged at her hair. Poured acid on her face. Soon she started to burn like a living corpse. The acid ate through her skin and aimed for her bones, but it could not quell the fire in her heart.

Rising from tragedy and suffering, Reshma soon made global headlines by becoming the first acid-attack survivor to walk the runway at the New York Fashion Week. Now an international anti-acid-sale-activist, vlogger, model, and the face of Make Love Not Scars, Reshma works tirelessly towards empowering other acid-attack survivors like herself and has become a beacon of hope for millions.

Inspiring and life-affirming, Being Reshma is the extraordinary story of this young girl from the slums of Mumbai, who overcame insurmountable odds in an unjust world and dared to change it.

My views :
Tania Singh, the CEO of Make Love Not Scars NGO is the co-writer of the book. I must say she has done an excellent job. Because I can visualize that unimaginable pain of Reshma through this book. It was heart-wrenching as well as inspirational.

I will not say much about the story because I want you all to read this book. The first half of the book is about her life before acid attack and the second half is about how she conquer her pain and overcame from that.

Ranking : 5/5 🌟

Recommendation : All reader should read this book to know the memoir of a hero called Reshma.

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