The Lion Of Kashmir By Siddhartha Gigoo
The lion of Kashmir tried to tells us about the menagerie of a Kashmiri family. But, none of the animals could speak on their own. Because, the author not only cut off their tongues but he also ensured they remain in a vegetative state throughout the story. An utterly disappointing read.
There is a certain way through which a story can be presented to the readers by an author or a writer. And it should be conveyed in such a way that the importance of the protagonist (s) remains throughout the tale.
But, sometimes people try too much in a story and they ended up in revealing nothing. The same, I, experienced while reading this novel about the most beautiful-cum-chaotic place on earth, Kashmir, India.
So, let’s see what the Lion of Kashmir is all about.
What is Lion of Kashmir by Siddhartha Gigoo?
The Lion of Kashmir by Siddhartha Gigoo is the tale of a Kashmiri man by the name of Abdul Aziz and his daughter Zooni.The former was the head of the Special Forces, an elite anti-terrorism unit of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
And Abdul Aziz was given the title of the Lion of Kashmir because once he saved the life of a boy from drowning in the river.
Although, the story is written in such a zigzag way that I couldn’t comprehend what the author trying to convey through this tale. In fact, while reading this book I realised that the author of this novel frequently changed the scenarios. And it made the reading experience quite bitter.
He could have done much better if he sticked with a flow rather than the frequent obstructions or unnecessary tales of people in between.
Although, the story and the writing style can’t be lauded. But, there are few good and realistic quotes in between which deserves to be praised.
And I don’t recommend this book to readers.
Quotes which deserves attention –
. Regret is the worst thing to happen to any person
. Certain grievances and qualms must remain a private matter, not to be shared with anyone, not even with friends.
. Don’t be impatient when people don’t believe you, a day will come they will see you in action and be stunned at what you are capable of.
. Glorifying madness is the worst form of madness.
.They have no place to call their own so they claim the whole world.
. You know what makes people dangerous? When they don’t know what they really want. Such people in large numbers spell doom for a society.
. Sometimes, the most important story we forget to tell is our own.
. In Kashmir, even the pebbles on the streets will tell you sob stories and fairy tales.
. In this battle between reason and emotion, reason must win.
I hope you like this, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.
My Ratings: ⭐⭐ (2/5)
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