Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal

The Blurb & Story: 

What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law? Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta's friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together. Nearly a decade has passed since Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega Satyabhagi business empire, had raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court, and gone on to become a men's rights activist, and the who's-who of Badrid Bay had breathed a sigh of relief that the sordid mess was over. But now a sting operation proves what many, the three friends included, had suspected all along - he'd been lying. 

Furious that he has been exposed, Rahul plans to sue the media as well as his long-suffering victim. Now, Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta find themselves at a crossroad - can they carry on doing nothing? DC Virendra Dixit was among those who'd believed that the Rambha rape case had been a 'false allegation', but now the sting tape brings him to a case that promises to be a turning point in his career. Just as he thinks he is nearing a resolution, he finds himself at a crossroad of his own. Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta have carved out a path that has already affected DC Dixit's, but do their paths cross? Who is the hunter, and who is the hunted? Can a story of hard questions and difficult choices have an easy resolution? 

My Take: 

The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal, by the title itself anyone can say that this book is going to be sensitive and definitely it will be a book with flaws of the society and how can we as an individual should take a step ahead towards betterment and an eye-opening book. 

I found this book even more bold and powerful than I thought it would be. The first thing that definitely caught my attention was the writing style of the author. I have not seen many bold writers and this book is a great example of those books that makes you wanna do something to change the thinking of society. The author Bidisha Ghosal, wasn’t hesitant about writing the flaws about our society, law and about individuals that turn their eyes to the things that may affect their status. 

While reading this book I myself felt many emotions, pain, anger, confusion with the great narrator. I was intrigued by the narrative skills of the author Bidisha Ghosal. 

The story-line was no doubt impressive, sensitive and full of different emotions. All the characters were defined well and the questions raised for their morality did make me wonder about our society in general. The confusion that one goes through knowing that someone they knew or thought they knew is a rapist is represented in a rational way. The decision of not being a silent spectator and taking it upon themselves to expose the true face of the culprit is just inspiring. 

The most highlight of the book is the way the author Bidisha Ghosal has expressed the emotions and feelings of every aspect, from the courtroom discussion to the victim shaming. From making rape jokes to the culprit getting away. From the battle for justice to emotional outbursts. Everything in this book made me cry and mostly I wanted to speak out my thoughts aloud. 

Overall a book with powerful morals against the society and the law. I would recommend everyone to read this book and make them understand that it's time to change and the change starts from changing the way we think. So click here and read the book with full of emotions written by Bidisha Ghosal in The Rape Trial.

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