Thursday, June 11, 2020

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C Shibu.

The Blurb & The Story:

In a project site in the remote Himalayas where superstitions and religious beliefs are as important as the engineering Nanda, Khusru and Rekha come together through a series of twists and turns in their lives. The dreams and aspirations of people come alive as the story progresses. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realize. The fury of nature and the hardships of project life have no mercy for the weak and no time for the dead. Even Nanda who has seen death from close quarters and is hiding from the law is taken aback by the callous attitude towards life. He is the silent man of the project, the one who never talks. Intrigue and real-life get mixed with the sudden appearance of Rekha, the lady doctor, at the campsite. Rekha’s quest for a man whom she can love and worship takes her on an unforeseen journey from where she has to choreograph her way out. The handsome Kashmiri youth Khusru is envied by all at the site. Little do they know that the ghosts of Khusru’s past are plotting to turn his world upside down. Nanda is torn between his love for his dear ones and his Kalari code of revenge. He looks to the Dhauladhar ranges for answers to come to terms with his personal loss and a little more dignity for those who perish. Like an eternal spectator, the Dhauladhar watches as men risk life and limb in their quest.

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is a novel inspired by the numerous years the author spent working on a Hydroelectric project in the Himalayas.

My Take: 

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is the debut novel written by Kochery C Shibu and in one sentence it is an amazing book to read that will make you experience the journey of lives of the characters.

The book has a smooth story flow which keeps you interested in reading till the end. 
The book is written with different characters' perspectives which make the book unique and interesting to read the different backstories and feelings.

The author Kochery C Shibu has written and portrayed each and every character in a different and unique way that you will definitely e love to read. While reading I was amazed at the way the author has written the chapter with different characters' perspectives yet had the same story flow, which I think is very creative and clever. 

The story starts with Nanda traveling to Dhauladhar and the author Kochery C Shibu has described everything in minor detail which made it easy to imagine. The book is filled with work-life experiences, twists and turns, love, friendship, dreams, emotional rides, and an epic story which is written in an easy to read and in a very interesting manner.

Overall a fantastic read which will make you fall in love with the characters. So click here to read the book Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by  Kochery C Shibu.

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