Book Name: Secret Sins & struggles
Authoress Name: Kamini Kusum
This collection of tales about the lives and loves of five women traces their long, eventful journeys. Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way. Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend. Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover. Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his. These stories are about the odds stacked against these women in their paths to love and success, and their hope that the next turn that they make will be the one that leads them to the happiness they are longing for.
Kamini Kusum is a management professional working in an MNC. In her eleven years of professional experience, she has worked with top IT companies such as TCS and HCL. She is a movie buff, while writing is her passion. She lives in Delhi with her husband and two daughters.
- Paperback:224 pages
- Publisher:Zorba Books; 1 edition (24 October 2016)
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
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Secret sins & Struggles is written by Authoress Kamini Kusum. This is her debut book, but while I go through it apart from some pages her work is superb. She has done so much research before writing this masterpiece of work. This book consists of five stories of five women. Life is unpredictable and we didn’t know when and where what incident is waiting for us, till it already happened. Women are the backbone of our society, but nowadays they are the one who always suffers by men centered world. We say that both men and women have the same power and equal position in our society still they are were always the victim. From birth itself restriction started for them, thousands of rules and regulations are placed on their head. And here authoress tries to keep the focus on such type of issues and shows us different shades of phases a woman went through in her life. I request you all to just go through the book at least once and see that what is happening in our society, maybe reading all this your eyes will open and the injustice will begin to downfall and they got their respectable position in this world. You can say this book is a inspirational and motivational type. I loved the work and her efforts for this book.
Coming to the review section, this book consists of five women’s stories, how they are going through the tough phases of life and some overcome from the trauma and some failed to do so.
Brothel To Assembly: This is the story of Pooja a village girl born and brought up in a middle class household. Some circumstances come into her life that she has to leave her native place and save her from the devil beast from her village. She is trapped by a person to whom we called protector of our society, but in the real life, he is a beast and nothing else. She was assaulted and her innocence and virginity loss. This is very less if we pronounce that she raped, but every night she became a flesh of the piece, whose sole purpose is to satisfy horny of some sex starved person. Is she come out of that prison? If yes then what will be the next consequences comes into her life or is there any torture left for her. Did she ever have a respectable life in this birth? So to know more about the journey of Pooja go through the story.
Love , Corporate & Custody: This is the story of Geshna and Nihal. Both are studying in the same school. Their friendship turn into love. Both love each other, time passes, they are at once ready to fix in an unbreakable bond in life, which we called marriage. In between Geshna sacrifice her dreams, career and all things just to see his love happy. Nothing is more important than Nihal in her life. Even if anyone asks her to give up your life for Nihal Happiness, she will definitely do that for him without a second thought. A quote is there na “ Love is never wrong a person can be” This is going to happen after a while. You will find a dedication of love, the unexpected betrayal of your loved one. One more character is here, named Aman. Who is the close friend of both love birds. Nihal pursues his career and became successful. On the other hand, Geshna’s love is going into deeper. She was so happy that soon they are going to get married in between she has turned into a different personality girl, from a studious student to change into a house wife. She is doing all this for the sake of Nihal. Now something terrible is happening on the other hand, Nihal is cheating on her for the sake of another girl. What will be the consequence if all truth reveals in front of her. On the other hand, Aman likes Geshna from childhood itself, but before he could express his feelings in front of her, Nihal came in her life and Aman bury his love deep beneath the core of heart. Never break anyone trust, your karma is there for you always. Believe in love, someday it will come true. In the hard times of Geshna, Aman comes forward as a true friend and held her in this situation. Never give up in life; just move on from the evil night, as a new morning is waiting for you in the couple of moments. Does Geshna able to success in her love life? Or she will lose Nihal for forever. What is going to happen in three person life you will be amazed and happy after all. Go through the rest of the story to know more about all this.
Sin: The epithet of the story indicates that this is a story about betrayal. The story is starting with our lead character Harsha, who is a married adult female. But she is madly in love with Anish and for this, she is totally forgetting her married life and engaged with Anish. Still, she is a married adult female, but her love towards Anish rise day by day and this will not good for the three people. Why she is doing like this and Snehil know all the facts from beginning itself. But he attempted to give her a chance to change, but as we say love is blind and this brings only destruction, despair, frustration and sin in our life. This kind of thing is going to happen in Harsha’s life. What price she will have to pay in the coming time. Who does stand beside her at this important moment? What will be the result of extramarital affairs in real life you are going to see in this story. But in the other hand, Snehil type person is rare in the tangible world. He tried his best to pull through their love, relationship and married life. Never break the confidence of anyone who really do care for you. You will see love, relationship, betrayal, trust and care you will ascertain the different colors of life here.
Madam Bureaucrat: This is the story of Shravani, whose sole dream is becoming a Bureaucrat. Seeing dreams is a good thing and make it truly is a salutary thing. But despite all this, you have to come across so many struggles, sacrifice, hard times to attain the target of your life. In other words we can call this narrative is an inspirational type. Success is not an easy fruit that you want it and it will be in your hand in the next minute. Dedication and hard work will help you to obtain the fruit of success. Never give up in life, one day success will definitely reach your feet. We can visualize that this story. A motivational type story, everyone exits through this just for once.
The Rave Party Night: This is the level of love, friendship, justice and betrayal. The lead character of the story is Avni and Jeevak. Avni loves Jeevak more than anything in the macrocosm, but on the other hand, Jeevak has just been playing with her emotion. He does not deserve the love and dedication of that young lady. Java is that type of person, who is not deserving any type of love and concern. Avni is happy and in cloud nine, but God will never unfairly with a noble person, so sometimes he sends more or less people in our life to save us from upcoming destruction, sadness and despair. Soumya is her best friend and when Soumya, reveals some truth in front of Avni, she was completely shattered and freeze for a moment. Avni was never expecting this type of betrayal from Jeevak. It takes some time to retrieve her. She stable herself from this sudden injury and decides to teach him a lesson. But this is not so easy task to dispatch it. What is the sinister side of Jeevak? Did Avni success in her tough mission? What he did in the past and what is the real face of his we came to know when go through this narration.
- Typesetting is not good i.e. paragraphs are too long and some pages are there, where there is a single one. Which loosens the grip of reader attention and make it tough for them to take a break in between the reading.
- Cover design should be more attractive to add the charm of the book.
- First story needs a little bit more narration in some places, which I feel.
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Book Cover: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.75/5