Title - A Man From Mandu
Author - Manoj V Jain
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Notion Press
ISBN - 978-1-64587-162-0
Those who have read Manoj V Jain's other books like The BNO(Sex,Life and Hookah) or The THC(Under a Gibbous Moon) or Balraj, Ramona, Dystopia would know for sure that he never fails to enthrall the readers through his varied approach to a story line/subject. He is one among the few who has always given a different subject rather than sticking on to a single genre.
His writing style is lucid and he approaches the story in a different angle making the readers to ponder. A Man From Mandu is no exception. The book is unique because, even in the main story, there are few short stories as well. Each of these short story has got a message in itself which makes it stand apart from others. Moreover all these short stories are different from each other in terms of concept and approach. These would also make it a perfect bed time stories for kids.
The story is about the protagonist Dhawal who becomes Avishkar Baba. Yes, he is a self styled Godman. How did he become one, is interesting though.
Equally important to Avishkar Baba is Tarini who takes care of his assignments. Though she wanted to settle abroad, she gets teamed up with Baba, but that was only for a year.
Why is that so?
Tarini's friend Paulomi was always there when she wanted her help and so as Giri. Tarini gets an offer to work in the U.S.A. but on one condition.
What was that?
What I liked the most about the story was the characterization and the sequence of events. They were like a breeze. Each chapter begins with a quote from none other than Avishkar Baba himself and they are a story in itself.
The story takes you on a ride as to how one becomes a Godman, What are the pros and cons of becoming one,How is the branding done and so on and so forth. Get ready to read a real good story which would make you enjoy reading this by invoking your thoughts and appealing to your soul....
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