|Publisher:||LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||190|
Harsh Agarwal has given a Good novel. An Excursion of Insight gives you an insight into the tumultuous times of a foreigner and the insight is definitely a good one. What takes away a lot from the pros is the sheer simplicity of the entire novel. Be it the vocabulary, the prose or the plot, the novel was simplistic start to end. simply written , easy language used , a must read (y)
In the time when the book industry is being is flooded with catchy titles, chick-lits from the IIT students in the whirling centre of their campus and girlfriends; this book comes with an entirely different identity. The title reveals its philosophical insight but rather it is a combination of the philosophical art of storytelling like Coelho and a simple yet extraordinary tale of pure love and romance. Form the very beginning the book cultivates interest in the readers as if one is looking through a magicianÃ¢ÂÂs crystal vase. The protagonist Sonam doarji is a Buddhist guy who has come from Bhutan to study in an engineering college of Assam. He is a quite simple and an innocent guy with lots of aspirations in his life. His deep friendship with his matesÃ¢ÂÂ Neelabh and Salil seem quite realistic. The magic of love spurns over him on his lab partner Sarika. His love seems like the quest of a parched earth; their simple and immature love story is beautiful and simple in an acceptable fashion. He discusses all sorts of contemporary problems faced by the youth today in education and politics. Sonam suffers much of emotional conflicts within him and reveals the deep crest of his moral beliefs and Buddhist philosophies. The simplicity of the plot is its strength. The story has turns and twists and its thrill reaches towards the peak in the end leaving the readers a lot of thought scribbling in their minds. The readers are sure to fall in love with the characters and the lucid way the storyÃ¢ÂÂs narration is magical. It is a beautiful book and a must read, the writer has done total justice to every aspect of the story.
Sonam Dorji, a young lad from Bhutan, comes to India to study engineering and eventually falls in love. This story, set in the modern era where money, fame and status are almost anything, is very thought invoking in a way that what really makes us, us, is actually through the choices that we make for ourselves. The protagonist, being a Buddhist by religion and philosophy travels miles and miles to achieve his dreams and make it big for himself and his family. Once he comes to India, he finds it very different from the image he had perceived about the country. Once in college, he is tested on different measure of friendship and love and also learns to deal with the pressure of doing well in academics. The author has very interestingly put across the education system of India and how old and redundant it has become. He also points out the elections in India and how they take place and the repurcussions faced by the common man. Amidst this, there is a love story of Sonam and Sarika, his lab partner with whom he strikes a great friendship in the beginning. Not just a random Engineering college setup, and not just another love story, this book has asked a lot of questions about how the youth of this era is after the modernist ideology. The protagonist, being a Buddhist by religion keeps giving you snippets of knowledge and philosophy and keeps the book in good flow. It will make you think. It will make you reflect and take an excursion of insight.
Starting very simply as most teenage fictions do, this book takes on a very mature turn. The various systems and values of our country have been explored and criticized with much detail and one of the best things here is that the author has chosen a foreigner to do the same. It provides a more unbiased outlook and leaves us wondering how much we can actually do cleanse the ugly elements in our systems, be it education or the very ideals and values of this generation. The characters have been portrayed very sharply. The basic elements of a teen's life - the emotional and sexual tensions or the philosophical enigma revolving around one's mind - are awesomely put. An Excursion Of Insight is a book worth reading. Very mature and eye-opening. Cheers to the author !
An Excursion of Insight is a bold book. No one these days writes about an Engineering college, unless it is in one of the metros. The perceived love story has been depicted, in a rather immature manner. However, this immaturity is not only acceptable, but also beautiful. As someone who has stayed in surroundings of that sort, I found the book quite absorbing in its descriptions. The biggest achievement of the book is to bring to the fore the conditions of people who are neither the most privileged, nor are they as so unlucky as people in various other parts of the country. It is all about how modernity as well as an ambitious mindset is gripping this class of youth so fast. The cultural differences one faces while coming from different backgrounds is well-depicted. Written very colloquially, it is lucid and has a very good flow. I enjoyed reading it, I definitely think you will do as well.