Author: Chirag Jain
Publisher: White Falcon Publishing
•”Remember! Don’t let your dream die. No matter what happens, do what you wish and not what others tell you to do. Don’t let your hope die. If your hope dies, you die.•
A travelogue cum diary, written from the perspective of a child, who has no one to rely on, Chirag Jain’s In search of another life is a beautiful story of love and hope.
It’s the story of Roli and his best friend Mark whom he shared everything that’s on how is mind. Leaving a miserable life full of unanswered questions and Loneliness, Roli begins his journey traversing through the hilly terrains wherein a child gets lost and finds himself as a grown human.
Chirag Jain weaves a beautiful tale of love, hope and a journey in search of Answers. The plot of the story is gripping and to the point, the way the story starts and took turns is amazing. In this journey to Panchmarhi, Roli meets various people and documents all the incidents to Mark. With a crisp descriptive narrative and beautiful vivid backdrop of Madhya Pradesh, Chirag takes us to the life of Roli who finds life in between happiness and sorrow, life and death.
The way Roli deals with the hurdles he faces throughout the journey is commendable. How he communicates, knows who’s good and bad for him and finally finds the person he was searching for. Everything is beautifully described by the author.
The writing style of the author is simple and engrossing. One could relate to Roli’s thoughts and his situations. The story gets more interesting with each diary entry. Loved the way Chirag shaped Roli’s character. From the child who wanted to rescue to the child who was going ahead towards his goal. The maturity with which he explained Roli’s emotional space is something I loved the most.
There’s drama, there’s hope and there are layers of unanswered questions that Mark listens to. Loved the climax of the story. The last chapter was unpredictable and had a bang that will amaze the readers.
It’s a smooth-paced story with a plethora of emotions. It’s almost like reading someone’s personal diary and living their journey.
A light, delightful read that you can count on.
“Remember! We all have that uncomfortableness in us, urging us to walk away; away in search of another life; away in search of things mightier than us, only to make us realize that these mightier things dwell in ourselves, not in society. They lie in deepening of the valleys, shallows of the brooks, narrow stretches of the trees, voids of the wilderness. They lie deep inside you; on the plains of the knowledge, in the vastness of the love and fountains of the youth.” This is the story of finding freedom, of breaking shackles, and of how life experiences are far beyond enriching and educating. This is about a fourteen-year-old boy, inspired by Tolstoy and Twain, staggering in search of another life. Leaving a miserable life full of unanswered questions and loneliness, an orphan begins a journey. A journey traversing through the hilly terrains of Pachmarhi – the Queen of the Satpura, wherein a child gets lost and finds himself as a grown human This travelogue cum diary is written from the perspective of a child who has nothing and no one to rely on. And how the words of long-gone authors etched in ink, inspire him to set his foot out of the boundaries created by society. Walking with Roli, join him on his journey between life and death, happiness and sorrow, societal and secluded life.
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