Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Men and Dreams In the Dhauladhar

Book review of Men and Dreams: In the Dhauladhar

About the book

A hydel power project in the remote Himalayas. Three people brought together by fate. Nanda, an engineer from Kerala at the dam construction site hiding from his past, from the law, torn between the love of his dear ones and the traditional kalari code of revenge. Khusru, a boy displaced from his native village in Kashmir, a gambit in the terror plot threatening to blow up the dam, working as a labourer at the site. Rekha, a Kathak dancer in heart, a doctor by profession, arrives at the camp site as the consort of Khusru. A village that accepts the dictates of modernity with a heavy heart, its population steeped in superstitions and religious beliefs.

All throng the campsite like moths to a flame, some escape untouched, successful; some, miss a step, and perish. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realize. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is about the aspirations of these people with their cares and worries woven into the site life. The fury of nature and the hardships of project life have no mercy for the weak and no time for the dead. Like an eternal spectator the Dhauladhar watches as men risk life and limb in a quest to fulfill their dreams.
My Review:

Life can be very uncertain and the only way to life it to the fullest is when you don't know what future holds for you. The three people in the story are brought together by fate, but each has a story of its own.

The author has taken great pain in describing the background of the characters in the story and how they influence the lives of people around then and how they decisions changed the course of history and made future a bit better, only to find that they were wrong. The past will haunt them, keep turning the pages and you will find soon.

The story plot is vast and what makes it a ultimate page turner is the immersive details about the characters in picture. Not only the author has described the characters, but also about the people who are involved in the lives of these people. The best part of the story is, the author holds your attention in each and every page making it an ultimate page turner.
I did find it very difficult to keep the novel down even for a second and when I did I was asleep reading. The author needed a base and the dam and the camp site, did work perfectly in favour of the author and everyone's life seemed to be linked to it as if a lifeline.

I love the pace of the story and found it very interesting to read. What makes it stand out of other books is the plot of it. Unique and different in its own way.

Looking forward to read more books by the author.

I received the book from WritersMelon.com in exchange of an honest review.