BOOK REVIEW: AN INDIAN LOSER by UZMA HAMEED

A SARCASTIC TAKE ON INDIAN SOCIETY AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. DECENT DEBUT!

BOOK: AN INDIAN LOSER
AUTHOR: UZMA HAMEED
GENRE: FICTION/INSPIRATIONAL
RELEASE DATE: 11/12/2018
PUBLISHER: Self Published
BLURB: In the other parts of the world when people fail, they gather themselves and try again; people around them encourage, motivate and inspire.

However, in India if a person fails, he is considered incompetent, inadequate and unworthy. People around him disregard him as a loser and he is finished even before he could start.

However, there are some ‘Indian Losers’ who refuse to give up.

‘An Indian Loser’ is the story of one such boy.

Peeyush was the poster boy of the great Indian dream for his average middle class neighbourhood. His life was almost set - crack the IIT JEE, run away to a better city, find a great job and marry the girl of his dreams. However, by a strange stroke of bad luck he encounters an unexpected failure that turns his life upside down. As a result, for the first time in his life, he witnesses the abhorrence that Indians have towards failures.

He runs away from his family, enrols in an average college course, joins politics and becomes arch political rival with his best friend. After years of unimaginable hardships, he is now desperate to make a success out of his political career. Finally, an opportunity arrives that can make up for the let-downs that he has faced in life. But, there is a price to pay. Will he take the plunge to win his old self back and become a winner again?

Read ‘An Indian Loser’ to discover the unimaginable story of human resilience, grit and determination.

REVIEW: "My aim in life is to be a doctor/ engineer" - that's a very common words of mouth of an Indian teenager taught by his/her parents & society actually. One hardly say he/she would be something else! And that's not unnatural, in our society, to be financially & socially stable, you have to be a doctor/engineer!

The debutante author Uzma Hameed satired in this book that what if an IIT aspirant somehow fail to pass board exam! Yes, he is lost.

A very very realistic plot! The author perfectly crafted the dreams and expectations of the middle class families. The main character Peeyush have no personal dream, he just want to glorify his parents. Everyone is watching him silently, but if he failed, none will say "it's OK" , instead everyone will compelled him to think "I am a loser!"

Quite a sarcastic take on Indian society and educational system. The author created some very good characters. The flow, languages were decent. The book definitely have it's own charm. It's not boring at all. It also have some inspirational essence which can describe what success really is! A self help book lover can find this book very entertaining.

As a debutante, the author's effort is really appreciative! It could be more appropriate if the ending would little less dramatic & the book would 50 page lesser. I will also suggest the author to work with a book's production designing, like the book cover could be more attractive.

Anyway,  as mention earlier, 'An Indian Loser' is an interesting ride which is equally entertaining, I will definitely suggest everyone to try this one time. Looking forward to the author's next! 

OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5

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