Sunday, March 16, 2014

#BookReview : Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister by Tabrik C

On the jacket:


India has a new Prime Minister but is Siddhartha Tagore the product of his genius or of his dangerous mind?   India is on edge, as a subversive internal revolt against the Constitution and the threat of Jehadi terror of an unthinkable level, are looming on the horizon. Ringing Shivas damaru in and out of Parliament, a sudden turn of karma catapults outsider Siddhartha Tagore - a conflicted genius, music maestro and prodigal son, with forceful views on China and Pakistan into national prominence as the head of the Opposition Alliance and finally as the newly elected Prime Minister of a disturbed nation.   But buried secrets are being resurrected and threaten to expose the past. Twisted within the double helix of menacing politics and hidden lust, Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister is a scorching account of Siddhartha Tagore's fascinating journey from Harvard to 7 Race Course Road.

Review:

It's the last day of the year 2016 and Siddhartha Tagore is taking over as India's Prime Minister. Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister is not just about a prime minister and him taking important decisions about the country, but about the person he is. This is Sidhartha Tagore's story. 

In the very beginning of the plot, there is slight hint by which what I could sum up is a relevance to the real time situation of our country - an extremist PM who came into power in 2014 had to resign in a hurry following something that went wrong and Tagore, the educated, smart, people's man took oath. 

Tagore's life, his family in Calcutta whom he cannot relate with, his days in Harvard and then his political career; all have beeb spun into a tale in a very interesting manner. A musical prodigy who is not heading a country - never imagined there to be a romantic ting to the life of a country's (specially India's) PM!

A page turner, you would either love this book or totally hate it. If you love thrillers, you have to read Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister! Gripping, extremely well-written, perfectly edited - reading this book was an experience of sorts.

Rating: *****/5

[This review is for Hachette India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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