Bookish Witch

Retributioner: The Radicle Notion Of Accepting Her As Human by Shanu Shah

Book Blurb:

This apocryphal story is set in the rural India where misogyny prevails with acceptance in every household. When few has better lives, there are still women fighting not for the riches but for her being accepted as human. Ananya Das will definitely snatch your cribbing about misogyny as it will be nothing as compared to hers.
Read to find out the truth.

Genre: Fiction/Short Story

Format: Kindle eBook

Pages: 15

Price: 49 INR/$2.99

My Ratings: 3.2/5

This is a short story about Ananya, a girl/woman who gets married at a young age and has to face the cruelty of her in-laws, especially her husband. How she manages to fight back is what forms the essence of this book.

A short story that effectively sends out an ‘enough is enough’ message via the actions of an abused woman.

What I liked about the book:
–> That the story is told by someone who has been a witness to the injustices vetted on Ananya.
–> Rightly points out that when it comes to women’s rights and status in society, we as a nation, have a long way to go.
–> Ananya’s character which is a portrayal of the most strong and resilient women in our country and how they are treated, despite their best efforts to keep the husband and his family satisfied.
–> The way Ananya decides to take back control of her life through her actions.
–> It is left to the reader to decide whether what Ananya did was right or wrong.

What I did not like about the book:
–> The narrative seems impassive, which fails to evoke the right emotions of anger and empathy for Ananya.
–> The grammatical errors are quite a few to ignore.
–> 15 pages for a book priced at 49 rs/$2.99 seems a lot.
–> The end was a little confusing.

Quotable quotes:
–> The fact remains that there are women in 2018 who have to fight to rest for two hours at noon, who are treated like vending machines that can deliver babies till the desire is met.
–> Only women have this uncanny quirk of forgetting their agony and forgiving tribulations; giving love and care to their kin at a difficult time.

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