Review: Men And Dreams In The Dhauladhar

Author: Kochery C. Shibu.
Genre: General Fiction.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸŹ


A hydro 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 labour at the site.
Rekha, a Kathak dancer in heart, a doctor by profession, arrives at the campsite 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 camp site 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. The fury of nature and hardship of project life has no mercy for the weak and time for the dead.

Like an eternal spectator the Dhauladhar watches as men risk their limb and life in their quest to full fill their dreams.

Cover Review:

The cover is simple and beautiful. I like it. 

Book Review:

Men And Dreams is a story that reflects the truth of the society, with all its flaws and goodness. 

The three main characters, Nanda, Rekha and Khusru are well created and have individual personality traits. Their struggles are real, as are they. 

The writing style was great, and so was the storyline. It was pretty unique, and I enjoyed delving into the mystique of the Himalayas. 

The only thing that made me reduce the rating was, that at times, the tenses kept changing within a paragraph. Being a budding writer and a grammar Nazi, it really bugged me a lot. 

Though overall, Men and Dreams was an interesting, heartfelt read and I really enjoyed it!

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