Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Review: #IAm16ICanRape by Kirtida Gautam

My favorite part of the book was the last chapter. Not because I was relieved to get there, but because I felt that I had earned it. It is so informative that I reread so I could absorb it better.

#IAm16ICanRape is a book that not only stimulates your pragmaticism but also your ability to trust, the suspect and then trust your judgement.

Aarush... you love him in the start, hate him through the middle and then acknowledge him for what he is by the end.

Shubhangi... from hating her in the start, to loving her spirit in the end. Shubhangi is enigmatic and written brilliantly.

Rudhransh... the pillar of the book. The protagonist... there is a lot that most people can learn from him, and his mistakes. A character concocted out of reality!

Kirtida so beautifully unfolds the story of not just a fateful night, but all the history and all the characters that lead up to it. She is a rare kind of writer who's gender isn't apparent in her writing. And I mean this in the best way possible. She is a man when she writes her men, and a woman even she writes her women. An ability few share!

The beauty of the book is that it doesnt preach. It informs and educates. It makes you see that anything its possible. It reminds you that what you see in a person, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Writing rape for what it is, Kirtida has broken the ice and let the cat out. And it is an ugly and brutal one at that! Do we accept the truth or not, that's our choice.

I recommend this book to all parents... and would be parents... it is a must read!

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