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Book Review of Pokhran by Uday Singh

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Author: Uday Singh
Publisher: Srishti Publisher

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It’s a well-detailed and well-researched book. I liked how the characters are developed by the author. It’s an amazing read that will give you some deep insights.



Pokhran by Uday Singh published by Srishti Publisher is about Chaitanya who was born during the Nuclear fallout and was born with a disability. How his life take turns when he loses his loved ones. It’s a story that will give you goosebumps.

The storyline is fabulous making the reader curious. It’s about India’s proudest moment, the Smiling Buddha project. It tells about the lives of people at Pokhran. How their lives changed after that project, how their lives were affected by the radiations. How Chaitanya discovered the truth behind this tragedy. How will he bring the truth in front of everyone? It’s a journey of his struggle. The struggle he did, the humiliation he faced and the way he saw life. It’s about his efforts.

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The plot of the story is intriguing, with many twists. It’s an inspiring journey. The narration of the story is fabulous keeping the reader hooked throughout from the very first page.

I liked how the author described Chaitanya’s journey. This book is a combination of the details and the depth of emotions. How it feels when we lose our loved one’s, how it feels when you’re not loved. Each emotion is wonderfully explained. This book is full of love, friendship, humanity, strength, revenge and loss.

With simple and easy language, It’s a fast-paced book with a gripping and interesting writing style. It will make the reader think from a different perspective. It’s a well-detailed and well-researched book. I liked how the characters are developed by the author. One could relate to each of them. I loved how the author described the places. The message of truth wins is conveyed by the author.

Overall, it’s an amazing read that will give you some deep insights.

About the Book:

The success of the ‘Smiling Buddha’ nuclear test marked the rise of India as a nuclear power in 1974. But what went unreported in the media was the nuclear fallout that had lasting impact on the inhabitants of Pokhran, especially Chaitanya.

It quickly becomes clear that the conspiracy surrounding this radioactive fallout runs pretty deep in the establishment. Those who have had a hand in covering it up are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that the secrets stay buried.

Chaitanya sets on a journey to expose the truth. With Zara by his side, he is sure to bring justice to his people. But when fate snatches Zara away from him, he is consumed by revenge. Undeterred by threats, he embarks on a mission that takes him from the deserts of Pokhran to those of Syria, and into the halls of MIT.

A heady page turner, at its very core, Pokhran is an exceptional journey of revenge, courage, love and the unbeatable human spirit.

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