|No. of Pages:||150|
About the book
Rape Scars... They never heal...
A girl is raped...! Her parents insist to report. Police tries to scuttle the case. Her father's influence works! Doctor, the fourth man, sees her bare. The defence lawyer encounters with obnoxious questions... As if, she had inveigled the innocent boys... As if, she's the one accused and her violators are seeking justice against her...
She feels & experiences being raped in public again. Her lawyer manages to seek conviction!
Akriti wins the case but refuses her culprit to have imprisonment.
Why does she do this?
What does she decide then?
Is this the decision of 'her' or 'raped mind'?
Rape Scars is the voice of a rape survivor who thrives to stand against the violation of her persona...
About the author
Gaurav Sharma, a Mathematics teacher by profession and a writer by passion. His first novel is 'LOVE @ AIR FORCE' which is a bildungsroman literary novel, brought out by Blackbuck Publications.
He also contributed a poem in 'THE ESSENCE OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS' which is a collection of poems from 29 poets from six countries.
Lunacy for his dreams, he claims, has helped him being a published writer. As a writer, he doesn't want to be just a storyteller but yearns to create a stir.
|Title:||RAPESCARS They never heal||Publisher:||Petals Publishers|
|No. of Pages:||150|
My Ratings: 4/5 Plot – 5/5 Characters – 5/5 Style – 4/5 Climax – 4/5 Cover Page – 4/5 My Review: "Rapescar" is a different stroke by Gaurav Sharma. It is encouraging if society learns a lesson from the plot. We often get carried away by how often we get to hear about Rape. At times we protest, we write, we participate for causes, at times we criticize the system and get traumatised by the way our society is restructuring into new insecurities. Gaurav has written this book beyond every classified and stereotypical thoughts. Hence I had mentioned that this book could be a lesson to fight back. A Rape happens generally the way the victim gets into the vicious cycle. The story takes off only after the incident. The girl does not shy out, the family does not break down, a lawyer pillars the required strength and the victim punishes the culprit to invoke a realisation of the mistake and repent for it. Isn't this an ideal social framework? If this is our learning, if this is what the society encourages us to do, the numbers would o down, the panic of living a victimised life would go away and the courage to fight for oneself will arise. The writing is crisp, detailed yet not vandalised. The plot is extremely different, practical and not imaginative. Often in the courtroom acts of our society, sexual norms are more broadly differentiated where the victim gets victimised publicly and the culprit gets to stand there and have the virtual repetition of his elated act.The forum performance in the courtroom, the details of medical steps and the brutal face of law has been beautifully described. There has been flaws in the editing with regards to the dates and grammar here and there, however, the intense of the story will keep the audience concentrated to what is going to happen next. On a whole, this is a good read, a lesson to Change our mind about what we frame the episode of Rape to be.
HIGHS Story-line: Interesting and engaging. ‘Rapescars’ is an entirely different take on a sensitive subject i.e. rape. Though the story begins as just another story, the twist after the conviction of the rapists is interesting and makes the story stand out. The author seems to have done some thorough research especially in respect of the medical examination of a rape victim. The trauma, the inner battle and the display of courage by the victim are well portrayed. The reactions of family, friends and acquaintances are realistic but what really touched me is the portrayal of the reactions of the parents of the main protagonist Akriti as well of the main culprit Raman, to the incident. While Akriti’s parents stood by her during her time of distress, Raman’s parents too acted maturely and did not shy away from disowning their son’s feat something rare to see these days. And yes, ‘Rapescars’ is indeed a story about an unusual revenge. Language: Simple, easy to understand and devoid of vulgarity. LOWS The Blurb : Could have been made interesting after all it is always the blurb that makes one decide whether to pick up a book or not. It is the window to the inner pages. Editing: Could have been tighter. There are a few typos and grammatical errors which prove a stumbling block. However I am sure they will be taken care of in the next edition of the book. Pace: The pace is slow in the first half but gradually gains momentum as the story progresses.. End : Abrupt.