Tuesday, June 10, 2014

India Unlimited - Book review

Genre: Short stories
Pages: 198
Publisher: LiFi

Book jacket:
The Indian phenomenon is capturing everyone's attention from businessmen to Hollywood stars. But how real is the Indian story on the ground? INDIA UNLIMITED is an attempt to lay bare the lives of people and their surroundings that define an ambivalent India trapped between hype and hope.

Written over the last decade, these stories are set in villages, towns and metro cities of a country under overhaul. It's an attempt to depict pain, pleasures and prejudices of everyday Indians as they adjust to the change that fate has thrust upon them. Inspired by real life incidents this collection slides through various themes like appalling lives of street children, new perceptions about love and sex, urban disorder, influence of western values, depraved spiritual gurus etc.


India Unlimited written by Kulpreet Yadav is a collection of 31 short stories. The stories are based on different themes like street children, love & sex, depraved sadhus, urban disorder, etc. and the stories have done justice with the theme. The author has done a decent job. He has a good grip in both narration and story telling.

The book starts with a good story and end with a good one too, which makes this book a nice experience. For me the best stories were The beautiful people and The picture of life. I would like to mention the names of some stories which were really good; not only a peanut seller, pocket full of memories, city of mirrors, bringing sunset home, faking at the conference, the blind date, the hold assassin and the red women. Some of the stories will leave you carving for more and some will force you to accept the cruelty of life.

The stories like samir in rain and the Tuesday spy failed to deliver.
The other things which I didn't like about the book were too much of rapes and deaths. Personally I felt that there were loopholes in some stories.

Overall, I believe it's a nice book with stories which are based on burning topics and we can also relate some of them with our society and surroundings. It's worth reading.

Rated: 3/5


  1. Wow nw we'll get to read buk reviews too.
    keep it up.


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