Book Name: The highway Mafia
Author: Suchitra S Rao
About the author:
Suchitra S Rao was born in Chennai but spent her early childhood and education in Madurai. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Entrepreneurship from the Indian Institute of Planning Management – Chennai. Right after her education, she moved on to create a successful career in Sales & Marketing. She has immense experience of over nine years from various industries such as Insurance, Banking, and Freight Forwarding. She currently works in a Logistics firm at a Middle Managerial Cadre. Belonging to a family of Doctors & Medical professionals who had dedicated themselves to the community for generations, Suchitra is also zealous about community service. Right from her school days, she is actively volunteering for various social causes. In her early twenties, she began advocating reforms mainly for environmental issues and rural development. One of the causes she has been deeply engrossed in is animal welfare, directly being involved in various risky operations, including a midnight rescue at a slaughterhouse, and interception of trucks that were trafficking cattle illegally. She feels modern-day activism, especially spearheaded by youngsters in India, often ends up being a battle with corrupt bureaucrats who are often backed by political clout. The Highway Mafia is her attempt to transpire the combat of such activism in India in a more narrative format and reach out to a larger audience.
They are here and will probably reach your location in another 10 minutes,” answered a shaky voice on the phone.
“Good! Good! Keep track of them and don’t lose sight of them. See you in a bit,” replied Arjun. As soon he disconnected the call, his stern gaze broke into a devilish grin as he announced to his accomplices, “The hunt begins.”
Based on real events, The Highway Mafia is a politician-crime fiction book that shows the transformation of a young businessman, who has an unexpected encounter with one of the most dreaded mafia groups in the country.
Find out what happens, when a secular youngster decides to choose the path of progressive activism to fight a multibillion-dollar worth an organized crime of cattle trafficking that relies on political clout and black money to smuggle cattle
- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (3 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1946869406
- ISBN-13: 978-1946869401
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
The story is based on the ongoing protests against animal slaughter. This type of book rarely comes into our literature world, where the author speaks about animal slaughter. Particularly cows and cattle are the main victims. Man butchered cows for money and in this chain politicians and the anti-social person is also involved. The Author writes this story, adding some true incidents, already happened in our society. On the other hand, how NGO’s people come forward to protest this butchering and safeguard the animal rights.
The author has come up with this tremendous theme at an imperative mode of socioeconomic trials across the country with such cold-hearted deeds. I like the part, where a common man fight against powerful political leaders and dangerous goons, to give justice to an innocent animal. The animal trafficking route and the various junctures tangled are described in a fantastic way. A very good gripping and narration showed in this book, which holds me to finish the book in a single go. There is no single drawback in the book.
Book Title: 3/5
Book Cover: 3/5
Language & Grammar: 3.5/5
Final Rating: 3.5/5
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