Sunday, 8 March 2015

Book review Kalyug by R Sreeram

Book Review: Kalyug by R Sreeram
*Publisher: Westland *ISBN: 978-93-84030-65-0 *Publication Year: 2014 *No of Pages: 383 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 395 *Rating: 4/5

My View:

It’s a fast paced, political thriller. Nice and very interesting book to read. You will get everything in this book suspense, conspiracy, Indian army, politics etc to glue you for further thinking, what will happen next. The author has very well portrayed the mindset of Indian politicians and politics. Also while reading the book one can know how the political decision affects to general public, economy, media etc. The language is easy and the story line is so perfectly woven which keeps readers hooked up till the last page.

It’s an extensive research on Indian politics and democracy. A gripping story with perfect plotting and excellent character build up. It’s a brilliant work by debut author. You can’t predict this novel by R. Sreeram.    

I highly recommend this book to political and thriller lovers, even those who are pursuing carrier in politics.

What I liked:

On page 195 our current position in the world and what we were in past perfect said by the author. Also I don’t know what our constitution is but the suggestion given by author between pages 208 to 219 is mind-blowing like there should be qualified politician who must have cleared local governance test.    


He looked at his gun once more. The helplessness left him; in its place was hardened resolve that he would still have the final say. A third option. The middle-finger to the middlemen who had driven him to this. A few moments later, Major General Iqbal Qureshi fired the shot that shook the nation’s conscience.

The death of a decorated war veteran, one of India’s foremost military officials, triggers a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control. The democratically-elected government is overthrown and a new one is formed in its place. A fierce and pure regime that promises its people the kind of governance they have been deprived of. Just. Fair. Unyielding.

Operation Kalyug is begun.

Caught in the middle is Balamurali Selvam, a writer who is still tormented by the memories of his persecution at the hands of the erstwhile establishment. As the new government battles factions fighting for control, international intervention, personal agendas and incompatible motives. Selvam is swept along, a bewildered pawn in a high-stakes game.

Forced to question everything he has believed so far, even his innate sense of justice, Selvam struggles to choose sides. Will his instincts fall him when he needs them the most?