SHOES OF THE DEAD - BOOK REVIEW


SHOES OF THE DEAD

Title : SHOES OF THE DEAD
Language : English
Author : Kota Neelima
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Rupa Publications (2013)
Edition : 1st Edition
ISBN-13 : 9788129123961
ISBN-10 : 8184953054
Binding : Hardcover
Price : Rs. 495 ( Buy from Flipkart.com for Rs.426/- ( 13% Off )
Pages : 288

The Book Summary : Crushed by successive crop failures and the burden of debt, Sudhakar Bhadra kills himself. The powerful district committee of Mityala routinely dismisses the suicide and refuses compensation to his widow. Gangiri, his brother, makes it his life&rsquos mission to bring justice to the dead by influencing the committee to validate similar farmer suicides. Keyur Kashinath of the Democratic Party&mdashfirst-time member of Parliament from Mityala, and son of Vaishnav Kashinath, the party&rsquos general secretary&mdashis the heir to his father&rsquos power in Delhi politics. He faces his first crisis every suicide in his constituency certified by the committee as debt-related is a blot on the party&rsquos image, and his competence. The brilliant farmer battles his inheritance of despair, the arrogant politician fights for the power he has received as legacy. Their two worlds collide in a conflict that pushes both to the limits of morality from where there is no turning back. At stake is the truth about &lsquoinherited&rsquo democratic power. And at the end, there can only be one winner. Passionate and startlingly insightful, Shoes of the Dead is a chilling parable of modern-day India.


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17 comments:

  1. Nice review. Will pick up the book. Dr. Manmohan Singh is upbeat about the growth of GDP. But then, does he know about the suicides committed by farmers quite oft in the Southern regions? The Govt must do something to reverse this abominable trend of farmers' suicides.

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    1. Thanks...do pick up and let us all know your feedback. What can I say about the govt, its a shameless and selfish one.

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  2. Interesting book.

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  3. farmers destiny !!
    nicely reviewed Naba !! :)

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    1. thanks! and about the name ...hmm! ;-)

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  4. Good that someone finally turns around to write about the plight of the farmers .. nice review :)

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    1. thank you@Puru, yea this issue needs more focus.

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  5. Awesome review Nandi! :)

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  6. Though, I dnt quite read political books or social ones, your review raises some interest...good one mam

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  7. Interesting read it seems.Thanks for the review..:-)

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  8. it seems like interesting book. i like to read book and listen indian music, it calms me.

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  9. Nandini this is an amazing review...would you like to add it to my blog for my project 30 days 30 books?

    Check this link - http://somethings-sugandha.blogspot.com/2013/08/30-days-30-books.html
    leave a comment and let me know if i can share your review for all those who will be part of 30 days 30 books

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    1. Sure Sugandha and thanks :-)

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