Friday, 18 December 2015

Book Review: her resurrection by Soumyadeep Koley

her resurrection by Soumyadeep Koley

When she is born, there is born with her a veritable, indomitable warrior. Together, they see, fight and endure so much—periods, childbirth, abortion, miscarriage, eve-teasing, rape, domestic violence, social stigma, breast cancer, trafficked into prostitution, being forced to renounce her dreams… Still why do we stereotype and say that men are stronger than women?
Quoted from the book.

*Spoiler Alert
A woman her journey, oppressed, harassed, abused, raped, thrown into prostitution and she rises above all as a phoenix. Clichéd ? No! 
I read few parts thinking isn’t it clichéd but soon I felt  sympathy for Maya, when did  sympathy take a turn to empathy I never knew. I wanted to weep every time the girl feared being exploited, every time she was harassed, every time she was used as a commodity, every time  women let themselves detach from their body believing if it saves a girl from being raped in the city, so it be.

A story which many have tried presenting, though book and movies but a a resurrection from a life worse than death is worth reading. 
The good people who came into Maya’s world helped her and left silently, a friend who came as butterfly and helped her through and fluttered away, her roommate who helped her live moment after moment, the police officer who hid her from the goons who wanted to take her back to the hell hole or kill her, the old lady who gave her a home and a mothers affection, the pub owner, the doctor who promised to help her die. 

'Damien' above all who could have changed the life she had to live if  fate had not brought the bad police in her path, but the same Damien coming back in her life to give her a fresh start, not by coincidence mind you. But voluntarily finding her.
It breaks the heart to visualize her in the bridal wear, waiting for Damien.
The woman who after every fall stood up stumbled yet founds strength to take another step in life. She almost gave up yet she derived the energy and will to go on: one more step, one at a time.

It is a toast to being a woman, the very strength called woman; toasted by a man.



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