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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Against Ambedkar, Against the World - Harsh Trivedi


I was given this book by the publisher in exchange on an honest review, this is that review:


Well the title should tell you something if not everything. It's the tale of a Brahmin boy Mayank with a North East Indian Girlfriend Baboi and two friends called Kamlesh and Shiv. Kamlesh being SC and Shiv being fellow Brahmin.

Even though the blurb promises an India of 2030 it's only present in very few pages that too towards the end, all the abuses and the revolutions happen during the first two parts of the book. It's fiction and the main character is openly against the entire reservation and talks in general about how easy reservation made it for the undeserving guys from SC/ST. 

I am also from SC but I have never used the quota because whatever I did it didn't matter there and I believe that the best reservation would not be on the basis of the caste but rather on the basis of financial situation. But let's leave my personal ideas and thought and come back to the book.

Mayank writes a book and it spirals into a huge controversy and which culminates in a bleak vision of future India. The book start and stays on a comedic path but towards the end moves towards something sad but totally valid as per the narrative. Very nice book and totally worth reading I liked it and finished it in few sittings.

I would advise everyone to read this at least for quick fun.

My rating for the book stands at 4/5 i.e. ****/*****

Against Ambedkar, Against the World - http://www.amazon.in/Against-Ambedkar-World-Harsh-Trivedi/dp/9352015819/

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