Title : #IAM16ICANRAPE
Author : Kirtida Gautam
Genre : Literature and Fiction
Format : Paperback
Blurb : To destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood.
Rudransh Kashyap is a self-made billionaire and man of high moral fiber. His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16-year-old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape. It is easy to say, “Kill the Rapist” but what if the accused is your child?
This case takes an unprecedented turn when Aarush’s identity is made public on social media. Rudransh finds himself living a nightmare as he fights against tremendous odds to get justice for Aarush, to save him and to bring him back home… But what if the unthinkable is true? Can Rudransh save his grandson, or will he end up fighting a different battle altogether?
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars
My review :
Is the criminal solely responsible for his crime?
The author, Kritida Gautam, has done full justice to portray Aarush, the main protagonist, in her debut book. She successfully creates a whirlpool of anger, of deprivation, of neglect, of debate, of society’s mindset and much more.So splendidly she deciphered the grey cells of a teenager mind that, as a reader, you start doubting yourself as a contributor in turning an innocent 16 year old into a criminal. Yes ! I don’t mind saying that at all because being a mother and a female I came to this conclusion after finishing the 600-1 pages of the book. As a society we all are responsible in some way or the other. How? For that you have pick up the book. Kirtida Gautam , being a psychologist, narrates the war going on in a teenager’s mind very precisely and how it turns an innocent child into a criminal.
The book speaks at length about the loopholes in Indian Juvenile Justice System and how we as a society can bring in a change together. But what I liked most in the book is the author’s attempt to question the first unit of the society, the family.
Recommended for those who enjoys psychology and social issue based books . The book questions more in terms of parenting and upbringing of a child which I think is a must read for every parent.
About the Author:
My name is Kirtida Gautam. I am a psychologist first and a writer second, even though most of my time goes in writing.
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