Thursday, 10 November 2016

Ashwamedha : The Game of Power

Modern Tale of Rapacity & Deception



BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Ashwamedha : The Game of Power
AuthorAparna Sinha  

GenreFiction
Publishers:  Srishti Publishers
Price: INR.195
Goodreads Rating: 3/5

BOOK REVIEW


I'd read about " Ashwamedha Yajna " in several historical/mythological fiction and that's what made me warrant the request of reviewing this book. 

The Ashvamedha is a horse sacrifice ritual followed by the Saruta tradition of Vedic religion .It was used by ancient Indian kings to prove their imperial sovereignty: a horse accompanied by the king's warriors would be released to wander for a period of one year. In the territory traversed by the horse, any rival could dispute the king's authority by challenging the warriors accompanying it. After one year, if no enemy had managed to kill or capture the horse, the animal would be guided back to the king's capital. It would be then sacrificed, and the king would be declared as an undisputed sovereign.
Even the King Yudhistra performed the Ashwamedha Yajna, the horse was released following Arjuna as the main protector. Arjuna successfully protected the horse as it passes through Trigarta, Pragjothisha and Sindu but things get complicated in the Manaloorapura. The king of Manaloorapura, Babruvahana,  was the son of  Arjuna and Chitrangade as per Adiparva.  Babruvahana knows about his mighty father and greeted Arjuna with respect and devotion. He didn't  stop the horse, tie it up and wage a war with the visitors but it didn't  please Arjuna. 'If I had come without weapons, greeting me this way is alright. As I have come fully armed, it is not kshatriya dharma to greet me in a peaceful manner.'
Hearing this rebuke, Babruvahana's step mother, Uloopi, a Nagakanya and another wife of Arjuna, breaks through the earth and addresses her crestfallen stepson. 'Son, fight with Arjuna, he will be happy if you fight him!'  So, Babruvahana tied up the horse and charged on his father. Arjuna was pleased with his son's skills and retaliated casually. Suddenly Babhruvahana aims an arrow directly at Arjuna's heart and finds its mark. Arjuna struck very hard faints and falls! Babhruvahana distraught and tired, also fainted. Chitrangade hears of this and runs to the war front. She blames Uloopi, 'All this happened because of you!'
Meanwhile, Babhruvahana came out from his stupor and saw his mother next to the very still, fallen Arjuna, crying her heart out. He became very sad and was worried, thinking that if Arjuna died, it was better he also dies, sitting next to his father  waiting for death (Prayopravesha) to come to him! Uloopi thought of  sanjeevini, a precious stone capable of reviving;  it falls into her hand. She gives it to Babruvahana and told him, 'Place this on the heart of your father.  You have not killed him, he will revive. He wanted to see how brave you are! The reason why, I encouraged you to fight'. Arjuna is revived by the stone and he gets up. Uloopi comforts  Arjuna with  'You have now atoned the sin of killing Bheeshma, if not you would have faced misfortune.' 

So, the " Ashwamedha Yajna " have strings of  some amazing stories of the mythological / ancient world but Aparna Sinha's  Ashwamedha : The Game of Power is a modern thriller revolving around the world of politics and global terrorism in nexus with a modern disease that comes into the lime light after John Nash received the Nobel prize. A young enthusiastic mind, full of vigor stepped into the world of civil servants but as expected, found himself transferred numerous times in few years because of having the proclivity towards  honesty.However, a caught in a predicament, he resigned from his job of a civil servant and joined the Nationalistic Party, which aims for a corruption free India. Unlike other political workers, Ashwin quickly walks up in the hierarchy of leadership and becomes the president of the Party and Prime Minister-Hopeful of India. But he wasn't aware of, is about an alter ego that laid a stimulated environment to  controls him. And then that faceless enemy flagged with the extinction level threat to the modern world.
Initially, I find  Ashwamedha  running with a speed of a snail but the pace turned into that of  'Ashwa', horse , once I crossed half of the book and kept me hooked till the very end. Nevertheless, apart from the plot, I believe, the book lacks in the research about the supporting milieu in the plot. Apart from the main plot, details like that of Security agencies and the guns are missing from the story . After wrapping the book, I felt as if I'd read an abridged version of a 900-page tome 'cause this plot needs to be addressed with ample search which surely isn't done in the book.

Ashwamedha : The Game of Power   is available at following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "




                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri


Saturday, 30 July 2016

THE AFGHAN


READS WITH THE SPEED OF FGFA !!!!







BOOK DETAILS:

Title: The Afghan
Author: Frederick Forsyth 

Genre: Fiction
Publishers:  Corgi Publishers
Price: INR.399
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW

After reading 'The Fist Of God',Frederick Forsyth,for me, owns an image of giving a captivating fictional thriller, bolstered by the real details. And again in "The Afghan" , the author had given the work that could only be expected from him. The Afghan is an all-guns-and-terror-plots fantasy set slap bang in several parts of the world. As expected, it adds a lethal dose of unreality with an authentic historical setup. What would happen, Forsyth wonders, if Al-Qaeda plans another attack, more noxious than 9/11,on the west ? The Afghan, in other words, is an all manly thriller plot full of state-of-the-art communications, Special Forces Operation and the hidden but gloomy world of marine-terrorism.An attempt to make a western to infiltrate deep inside the Al-Qaeda to excavate the  details about " Al-Isra " .
After London bombing, a young Talib mistakenly used a stolen cell phone which is traced in Peshawar and raid reveals that the owner is the finance handler of Al-Qaeda.Encrypted letters in were retrieved from the laptop and on decryption, the western Intel agencies faced a serious security threat.And then the race against the time begun, in which an SAS veteran of war was made to infiltrate inside the Arab world. Mike Martin entered the shady world in disguise as an Afghan, Izmat Khan, who was held in Guantanamo for past 5 years.
In his early novel, Author achieved a well-deserved renown by introducing fierce documentary details into the unreal world of the thriller. The Fist of God slid a meticulous SAS commando inside the Iraqi-occupied-Kuwait, and then infiltrated deep inside Saddam's Baghdad to provide fresh intel to the west.Along the ways, readers could pick up the interesting tips of how to live a life of rebel inside the enemy lines, how to make sure that the safe house had not been compromised (by leaving minuscule items on key entry points. ) . So I guess there's a new accolade : from now on the best thing will be frighteningly plausible.
No one could blame Forsyth for ploughing so promising a furrow again.His overfondness for virile factual data puts a heavy load on an ordinary plot. Perhaps because he adores the glamour of tough soldiers lugging enormous packs across the desert, he shoulders too much. The novel wants to yomp, but the weight of technical detail keeps bringing it to its knees. At least a quarter of the book feels like a straightforward account of catching a quarry, and we end, with a sad end.
Forsyth prefers to quote the manual. Characters communicate with a lethal & modified Hercules called Spectre which could take thermal imaging of a large amount of area from space. The typical paragraph goes : ' Linnett needed a guiding hand from heaven and it came just after midnight in the form of Lockheed Martin AC-130 Hercules gunship, circling at twenty thousand feet, above the cloud layer but looking straight through it. The original Hercules transport plane has been gutted and her innards replaced  with a cockpit-to-tail array of technology designed to locate, target and kill an opponent on the ground. It is seventy-two million dollars' worth of pure bad news.'
The fact remains, Forsyth pulls the characters on the verge of non-fiction in an interesting way.For one thing, it's hard to see the nexus between real & unreal, the clandestine relation of Mike Martin & Izmat Khan.The made-up characters share a limelight with the real life hero Mike Martin, SAS commando.
So, "The Afghan" is a must read for the folks who wishes to read the military fantasy with the tinge of reality   !!!

THE AFGHAN is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

 

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Secret Of The Druids

 CCD Is The Master Of The Intellectual Cliffhanger !!!





BOOK DETAILS:

Title: The Secret Of The Druids
Author: Christopher C. Doyle
Genre: Fiction
Publishers:  Westland Ltd
Price: INR. 350
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW:


So it's been two years now since our last encounter with Vijay's clique,smart folks  who'd solved several ancient puzzles in his way through previous CCD's page-rippers. 21st of June mark the release of the CCD's newest instalment of The Mahabharata Quest, ' The Secret Of The Druids '. After two back to back best-sellers it's already clear what CCD can do with this genre. He has perfected the breathless art of cliffhanger chapters with historic background mingled with mythology and science. Usually stretching between 350-370 pages, a reader doesn't have to worry about length  'cause the engrossing storyline wields the grip till the very end and takes the reader on a fun ride which is mired with the ancient myths and the anecdotes of Julius Ceaser.
Which brings me to the surest way readers can tell whether they landed in CCD's novel:  A Machination of a very old organisation to arrogate the secret of the ancient times( Mahabharata) and the litany takes place in such a way which brought Vijay & company on the same adventure.
The Country in ' The Secret Of The Druids ' is U.K., where in the beginning of present year a posse of skilled assassins,headed by a woman, broke into the house of Ernest Hamilton, a Historian and a Manuscript collector, to retrieve the location of three Roman Coins that were unearthed by Ernest's grandfather several years ago. Sensing the danger to his life, he somehow escapes from his assassins to alert his daughter about the upcoming danger. Meanwhile, our main protagonist, Vijay ,in the company of Alice, lands in London to get a decent look of the another part of the artefact that had been handed over to him by K.S in Gurgaon. After getting the pictures of the artefact, both Alice & Vijay rides to Saul Goldfield, who's an old friend of Alice & the finest historian in the EU region, for decryption of cuneiform over the artefact. The inscription talks about the anecdote of Semiramis which was considered as mythical Queen by historians. While the Vijay & friends were analysing the inscription, a phone call to Saul impetuously lift the pace of plot which again put the mandarins of Vijay in competing  with  the 'Order' ( 'Order' is an ancient organisation which was considered seedier by the Ashoka & his advisors in the book ) which again brought 'em to concern the Mahabharata which made multiple nexus with anecdotes of Julius Ceaser, Semiramis & the Druids.
As with CCD's other works, it’s more fun to read “ The Secret Of The Druids” when you accept that every whoa-full tidbit is true. CCD is at his best when he makes readers believe that Mahabharata's Shlokas( Proses)  are just covers for the road map of acquiring the ancient weapon.
And What about Radha ? So IB traced Saxena's path to the Al-Sarafa Hospital in Abu Dhabi where Radha was declared dead after a week and then her dead body was transported  which IB failed to locate. So it's just cul-de-sac for the readers in Radha's scenario 'cause, I as a reader still failed to be convinced that Radha is dead.
One of the most compelling mysteries in 'The Secret Of The Druids'  isn't just the nexus of Mahabharata but also the secret that links the megalithic sites of Britain to the Druids, Ceaser & Semiramis. CCD has perspicaciously linked the west to the east.

Loophole : Security Cordon that had warned Petrovsky to stay away from Vijauy & Co. was absent during the whole scenario of encounter b/w Vijay & assassins at Penny's apartment.
  
So read 'The Secret of The Druids' to learn about the historical monuments and watch coteries in race with each other to retrieve the secret.




The Secret Of The Druids   is available at following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "




                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

Thursday, 16 June 2016

THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA

An Interesting Saga of a Nation from being 'The Aryadesha' to 'Colonial India'



BOOK DETAILS:

Title: The Discovery Of India
Author: Jawahar Lal Nehru 

Genre: Non-Fiction
Publishers:  Penguin Publishers
Price: INR.699
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW
The Discovery Of India is the biography of India penned by the Nation's first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. Written over 5 months when Nehru was imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar Fort, The Discovery of India turned out to be the magnum opus since it was first published in 1946. And it can rightly be put in the category of 'Classics' 'cause even after more than 69 years, the books seems an elegant work of yesterday.
Started with a brief account of the situation of the colonial India in those day, Nehru seems to have answer the question:" Why & How India becomes what India is today ( During 1946s) ?". For Nehru's book also contained the vision at once too complex and subtle, as well too riven with self-questioning , to lend itself to an ideology of state. What it did offer is an intellectual compass for modern India-an indicator of the direction of a new diverse, disparity-ridden nation would have to take in order to cohere. The eloquent style of using pen makes this book one of the must read with a quality of edifying any one about the true story of India. From the Indus Valley civilization to The Vedas and from The Vikramaditya to the great Ashoka and theen the cholas n the centre to the Mughals and finally the atrocities of British, Nehru had embedded the brief information about all the parameters either humans or objects that shaped the Nation.
In reading The Discovery Of India, it is interesting to observe how Nehru seeks to contain within himself what Gandhi & Tagore individually represented- an to make himself an heir to two fathers.Nehru illuminated what he saw as India's historical capacity to maintain its identity as a confluence of different world civilizations, out of which had emerged a unique array of cultures, religions and ways of living.Not just the greatness of the nation, Nehru had also bolted scathing remarks for the British rulers for plundering from India & using it in west. The book is also a political riposte to British instincts.
Novel even after all long years, The Discovery of India is a remarkable assertion of an individual imagination trying to give his country a unifying sense of itself.I believe, The Discovery Of India is a must read for any individual , especially for Indian its a biography of India.


 THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

HIDDEN ROAD TO LIFEMANSHIP




BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Hidden Road To Lifemanship
Author: Nimish Thakkar
Genre: non-Fiction
Publishers:  Frog Books
Price: INR. 250
Goodreads Rating: 4/5

BOOK REVIEW:
Bolted with Lucid writing, Hidden Road To Lifemanship is majorly a gripping allegory written by Nimish Thakkar. Rishi, narrator of the fable, talks about his experiences and upbringing from day 1 of his life. And the anecdotes shared by him imparts the spritual knowledge that every being should hold. Loknath & Amba , rishi's parents, believed that the upbringing of a child wrought the destiny of the child. Books can gave the knowledge but the moral upbringing from the very young age is important. Loknath used to dictate the lessons from the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi to the Swami Vivekanand so that Rishi's subconcious mind could absorb it. Mother Amba too played a pivotal role in raising Rishi by introducing him to the true religious knowledge. But the fable flied with the spellbounded wisdom imparted by a 115 year old Ascetic to Rishi.
Author had embedded some serious wisdom snippets that surely needs to be assimulated by the reader. From the Meditation to the motivational words about success, book isn't just gripping but needs to be read with relaxed mind to absorb as much as possible. Where major chunk is hooking , there're couple of pages which plunge the fable to undulate between gripping & somniferous parameters.
So Hidden Road To Lifemanship is surely a must read for Indian readers . 


HIDDEN ROAD TO LIFEMANSHIP  is available at following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! I received this Book as a Review Copy from Author & The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "




                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri



 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

1984


Tenebrific Allegory !!!






BOOK DETAILS:

Title: 1984
AuthorGeorge Orwell  
GenreFiction
Publishers:  Amazing Reads
Price: INR. 195
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW:


Have You ever imagine the cost of your freedom or even the freedom of your thoughts ? Have you ever lived in the fear of being booked under the charges of just thinking against the decree of the government ? Have you ever experienced the morbid psychological pain of calling 2 + 2=5 ? Have you ever.......?
Just imagine once, what will happen when such rules will invoke ? How will humans react ? Will we simply go on doing the stuff the stuff that our government wishes us to do or we'll choose the path of rebellion ? Hang on ! There's the third possibility, what if the government bugged the mavericks and then eviscerate the ideas of rebellion . Yes, what will be the world look like if such atrocities turned out to be mundane ?
1984 is a classic of dystopian literature written by George Orwell, the nom de plume of the author whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair. Written in 1948, the book serves as a powerful warning against totalitarian regimes and extreme ideologies. Orwell had penned this fable in the post-atomic era, a time when countries had only just come to realise the terrible and annihilating potential of the human psyche. 
Set in a fictitious country called Oceania,which was dictated by an archaic figure called ' Big Brother ', was one of the three major countries of the world. Citizens of Oceania were kept under consistent vigilance by the tele screens, never speaking ears, that were bolted in the houses of every individual. English words were ordered to be destroyed & a new NewSpeak language was coming into existence which had cut the vocabulary to more than 50%. Intercourse was even revoked by the ruler, Marriage could only be possible after the approval of the committee. Children were turned into spies and given formal training in the schools . History was altered, time to time, as the regime found suitable.Hate Weeks or Hate Minutes were organised by the regime for people to participate in the session to vituperate the traitors. Amidst all these conditions lived our protagonist, Winston Smith. Employed at the government's ministry he was, but the whole system was an anathema to him. After years of working at the firm, he falls in love with a girl whom he thinks of an agent of ThoughtPolice ( Law enforcement of Oceania ). Keeping their affair secret was the must , so they used to meet & make out in the ruined places where the probability of the agents surveying ground was minuscule. But years later,the litany triggered worst case scenario which was gloomy enough to suffocate any reader's mind of the free world.
With most hauntingly terrifying portrayals of the future of mankind, 1984 is a must read the novel that 'll make you feel the importance of freedom of any parameter which we nowadays overlook.



1984 is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

Saturday, 28 May 2016

FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT

MAGNUM OPUS !!!






BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Freedom At Midnight
AuthorDominique Lapierre & Larry Collins  
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publishers:  Vikas publishing
Price: INR. 545
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW:

14-15 Aug 1947 was the day when Raj ruled India attained freedom on the cost of vivisection of the country which caused a huge turmoil . The nation wasn't just divided into two but it's the heart of the people which once live together, work together, enjoy each other's festivals turn against one another. Seeds of hatred were sown in those days, which actually cost more than a division of land . Punjab- A state once known for the fraternity among Hindus, Muslims & Sikhs had experienced the havoc that even frog leaped Nazi Germany's concentration camps. But how did it began ? Who , When & Where sown those seeds of hatred that divided a peaceful country ? And how that decision kept on affecting millions for years & probably will continue in future too.
Freedom At Midnight is a treasure of information which will enlighten about the tragedy that caused so much of bloodshed that even the British started comparing it with the situation of people in Nazi's concentration camp. A splendid book,it is , to understand the birth of India & Pakistan. It 'll reveal what most of us aren't aware of , lessons that were never taught to us in our schooling (not in India at least) . Albeit it's a work of non-fiction but the deep research by the authors has made it pacy & comparable to a pacy with the speed of a modern jet. A number of stories were also embedded in this tome of 774 pages related to the sufferings brought by partition to the common as well as special people. With a lucid writing style, Book talks about the India before the independence, on the day of partition & after the partition with spilling some secrets that could never shoot in the common-public domain with killing the myth that the sole reason of every British was to plunder the riches from India. Everyone wasn't avaricious , Mountabttens weren't .
So FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT is a must read for the people of Indian sub-continent to know about the chain of events that triggered the most complex & gory divorce in the history causing the birth of The Republic of India & The Islamic State of Pakistan .

FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

Friday, 27 May 2016

THE SEEKER

Lucid , Gripping & Unputdownable !!!




BOOK DETAILS:

Title: The Seeker
Author: Karan Bajaj  
Genre: Fiction
Publishers:  Penguin Books
Price: INR.250
Goodreads Rating: 5/5

BOOK REVIEW:

The Seeker is a gripping fable that'll be enough to soothe the mind and left the reader to think about his inner self. With a pertinent title,the plot revolves around a New York Based investment banker Max who was bereaved by the death of his mother after battling cancer and the same kindle the thought of spiritual enlightenment in him.
The book's first few pages housed the context which makes a well-settled banker initiate the journey of his inner transformation. After seeing off his mother, Max & his sister, Sophie, were walking down to the home in chilling winter, when they stumble into an Indian food-cart owner, Viveka, donning a thin cloth. A day later Max's mother passed away and while on his way back from his mother's memorial service that evening, Max accosted Viveka & initiated the conversation while eating at the food stall which ended up with fixing a bug in Max's mind about the Himalayan Yogis who sits in the caves & meditate for years even below thirty/forty degree .And this short conversation marks the incipient of Max's Spiritual Journey to India,a country considered by many to be the birthplace of humanity's quest for spiritual enlightenment.But sudden litany makes him travel to a remote ashram in south India.Tale is so gripping that every event ended up with up quizzing' Is he going to get what he's seeking? '.
The Seeker is an adventurous & inspiring allegory about a human's inner transformation in the 21st century with well-weaved protagonist & side characters in synchronisation with the tale. Ramakrishna is bolted as a modest & humble guru.He sticks to his reply on asking if he will share his teaching.'I didn't teach anything.I just live here. You alone decide what you want & understand what you get. for me, yoga is both my path & my goal.' Then there's Shakti, an Italian astrologer who took a year sabbatical from her studies to find some edifying answers. Then there's this Nani-Maa, a paradigm of selfless love, kindness & care, who saved max twice. She's the owner of a guesthouse which is open to everyone for 24x7 and feeds the guest whatever they need.
So The Seeker is an unputdownable & must read book 


THE SEEKER is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

Friday, 20 May 2016

A BEAUTIFUL MIND


Thoroughly Researched !!!






BOOK DETAILS:

Title: A Beautiful Mind
AuthorSylvia Nasar  
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publishers:  Simon & Schuster
Price: INR. 299
Goodreads Rating: 4/5


 How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner.
"Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."

Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who -- thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community -- emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.

BOOK REVIEW:

The Beautiful Mind is a deep biographical sketch of the life of a Mathematical Genius & Nobel Laureate John Nash whose awe-inspiring work in Mathematics & later the disease, schizophrenia, which crippled his career and kept him in limelight throughout the second half of 20th century. The scale of research that this book own left no doubt that Silvia Nasar, author & a former economics correspondent for The New York Times, had pooled her experience in writing the biography of a genius whose life is an inspiration to many youths around the world. 
This 485 pages long ( 134 pages dedicated to detailing notes & references ) talks about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity and healing power of love. A compulsively rational, egotistical & childish but also very sensitive to the real need of others, John Nash was raised to become an engineer & had got into a local college but his keen interest in mathematics was seen by his professors & then he was advised to pursue his academics in Mathematics which later landed him among top universities of the world. His college revolved around the time when universities like Harvard & Princeton were eager to get the best students on board and the same happened at the time of Nash who was bewildered which one to choose : Harvard or Princeton ? But a letter from Princeton's Mathematics Dean made him sit & pursue research at Princeton from where he published several papers which changed the scope mathematics. From all the paper, the most efficacious were his research on Game Theory & Nash Equilibrium. But only a few years later his behavior deteriorated 'cause of schizophrenia which eventually derailed his path a successful mathematician. Apart from John,I believe, another major reason that this book hits the stand was because of Alicia, John's Wife, who played an important role in saving the life of this genius.Her love had extricated him from the tangles of disease & made him live a normal life. 
Deep research about the matter made this book rich of knowledge about the mathematical fraternity in the US of America during the 1950s but some stances are somniferously long.
This book is a must read all those people who're hungry for knowledge, curious to know how strenuous it's to work out in the field of mathematics in the 1950s.


A Beautiful Mind is available on following Online Store


  

This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "





                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri