Book Review: Derivation of life by Viraj J Mahajan

Book Review: Derivation of Life by Viraj J Mahajan

*Publisher: Notion Press *ISBN: 978-93-84391-99-7 *No of Pages: 205 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 210 *Rating: 3.5/5

My View:

Everyone is facing an untold problem, but the fact is they have to face the reality of life. Derivation of life is a journey of middle class family to survive against all odds. Life takes exam first and then teaches the lesson, how to survive in this world. So far this book has shown us the dark reality of middle class family, many times tears roll down through my eyes while reading this book. 

The story revolves around mother (Archana) and her daughter (Radhika) who is born with mental illness i.e. cerebral palsy. The problem started when archana got pregnant with her second child Radhika. Archana takes extreme care of her daughter for her survival; on the other hand Vijay radika’s and arjun’s father does extra work to bring happiness to his family. The book is the perfect example of how middle class family lived at the time of 90’s in India.
The writing style of the author is easy to understand and way of conveying is excellent, each and every character has been given due importance, also the content is perfect, the book is not stretched just to fill the pages, the author has a very bright future. The true nature of mother and her dedication to family is expressed perfectly by the author.


Archana always wanted to provide a perfect life for her family but the course of her life takes a drastic turn when she has her second child.

Will her family have the same life ever again?

Set in the early 90’s of Ujjain, Derivation of life throws a light on a middle class family and their quest to find happiness.