Open any newspaper and all you see is strife, conflict and humans making life hell for other humans. Doesn’t the question ‘Why is this happening?’ creep into your mind on seeing this? Many people question the cause of all these problems but don’t really look for the answers. In his book ‘From Where I See’, author Dr. Ajay Yadav tries to delve beneath the surface and find answers to these situations that stem from the beliefs of men.
Title: From Where I See
Author: Dr Ajay Yadav
Publisher: Lifi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Number of pages:401
This is what I read as blurb when I selected this book for review.
Ajay meets his childhood friend Shruti on a social network site. He finds her to be struggling with intrapersonal, interpersonal, inter-social and inter-religious conflicts. Eventually the conflicts kill her. Even if the police solve the case, will it prevent hundreds of Shrutis from getting killed?
How long will we think of ‘who’ killed as more important than ‘what’ killed a person? Till we don’t address this issue and work on it, many Shrutis will keep on getting killed. We need to cure the disease, not just the symptoms.
This book is an effort by the author to find the root cause and probable remedies of conflicts, and tries to explore hundreds of pertinent questions like “Why does it become so easy to get volunteers to blow up themselves and others for the sake of religion? Does religion divide or unite? What precipitates extramarital affairs? Is the immature and wrong interpretation of female emancipation the reason for a 13 fold rise in divorce rates in the last 5 years?
It’s not only a book, it’s the path to revolution, a journey towards an utopian world. Accepting the truth is the toughest job in the world. If you feel that you are open minded, have the courage to accept the truth and a desire to change the world. Be a part of the change and take the first step to build a road to the ideal world.
About the Author:
Dr. Ajay Yadav is a consultant anesthetist, intensivist and pain specialist. His textbook of anesthesia is the most sold textbook for medical undergraduates in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. He is a rational, logical and analytical thinker and is fond of reading, travelling and long distance running. It had always been his dream to write a book which can unfurl the other side of curtain.
My Take On It:
The book cover and book’s blurb made me think, “Oh, yet another story where they are going to show a lady suffering from some god-knows-what disease, her flashback, and how she beats it.” However, I was totally wrong. What starts as an interrogation, gradually moves into a flashback (cliched, but nice one). The flashback leads to a series of more interconnected stories that illustrate romance, suspense, trauma, and lots more. The story starts with interconnecting scenes, and ties all the ends together as it nears the climax.
1. A very new, fresh script.
2. The protagonist’s role is strong, yet realistic.
1. The book needs a better editor as I feel that a really nice story is let down by not-so-good narration.
Bottom line: A novel plot let down by not-so-interesting narration.
Do I recommend? Not really.