Friday, 30 October 2015

Review:- #IAm16ICanRape by Kirtida Gautam.


Author:- Kirtida Gautam

My Review:

When you read the title #IAm16ICanRape, what is the first thing that crosses your mind??
When I read this title, a flash came into my mind of the famous Nirbhaya Rape Case. I think most of the minds who read this title had such an experience.

The novel #IAm16ICanRape written by Kirtida Gautam is a big slap on the society and its rules. The story portrays how the law bends for people i.e. it changes with different things, situations or people. People uses such loopholes to do the harshest of crimes and they come out with least punishment. So I think we all must fight together for such a cause to fill up such loopholes and punish those who takes advantages of it.

Here in this story, the protagonist Aarush Kashyap is the grandson of IIT-JEE tycoon Rudransh Kashyap, the owner of RK-JEE. Aarush is very talented. Whether it is studies or any other fields, he always live up to the expectation of his grandfather unlike his father who never lived upto the expectations of his father. Aarush parents who normally resides in the US visits India for his 16th birthday. However the most uncertain event takes place when the police knocks the door of Aarush Bungalow and takes away Aarush. Why?? Aarush has been accused of raping a girl, Ms Subhangi Tyagi. She accused him and his friend of raping her and then doing various inhuman activities with her body which damaged her intestines. Though in the beginning, everyone stands beside Aarush. However as time flies, his family also starts doubting him.
Has Aarush raped someone??
Is Subhangi's accusation correct or she is playing smart against a juvenile??
What are the circumstances which leads his family to doubt him??
What does the investigating officer find in Aarush's laptop??
Why does Pihu kill herself?? What is that guilt which helps her to take such a drastic step??
Will Aarush's family ever forgive her??
Will Aarush be ever punished for his deeds or he will come out of the rehabilitaion center without much trouble??

You will have to read this beautifully crafted novel to know all the answers.

The characters in this novel is well crafted and portrayed. The authoress has succeeded in the description of characters which are on your mind even when the novel ends. However the best character I found in the story was that of Subhangi. She is a role model, an inspiration. Everyone can't be like her. I liked her approach towards life. This girl is surely going to make everyone fall for her. Though there are many characters which shall impress you in their own ways but the ones which I liked after Subhangi is that of Rudransh and Pihu. Rudransh is a self-made man and his way of leading his life, his principles are something which we all dream of but don't follow. I liked the unconditional love of Pihu for Aarush. Though I don't agree with what she did to Subhangi just few days before killing herself, I liked her pure, unconditional love.

The title #IAm16ICanRape is significant and has its own importance. The title suits the motive of the writer and she has succeeded in her attempt. Moreover the number 16 too has its own importance. The authoress tries to bring out the exemptions or the leniency with which the courts judge the juveniles even though they are accused of severe inhuman activities. Kudos to the authoress, she has successfully brought out the deficiency in our laws and how it is being used to protect criminals.

Overall it is a very good read and I think it must be read by everyone so as to get a proper knowledge of the thoughts that goes into the mind of criminals. Moreover the authoress has described the story along with the help of psychology so as to inform us what goes into the mind of an individual in different situations. This helps to know the characters more correctly and it also tries to show us that how a person can be different from what he/she prentends to be.

I would like to recommend every individual to read this book. This book shall not only change your thinking but it will also give you strength to voice your words which you want to take out but can't do so in the name of society and many other elements like that. This book shall help us to fight against all the social evils , the most dangerous being the rape.

About the book:-

To destroy great EVIL, GOOD has to shed tears of blood. 

Rudransh Kashyap is a self-made billionaire and man of high moral fiber. His life is shattered when he returns home one day to find that his prodigy, his 16-year-old grandson, Aarush, has been arrested and accused of a brutal gang rape. It is easy to say, "Kill the Rapist" but what if the accused is your child? 
This case takes an unprecedented turn when Aarush's identity is made public on social media. Rudransh finds himself living a nightmare as he fights against tremendous odds to get justice for Aarush, to save him and to bring him back home... But what if the unthinkable is true? Can Rudransh save his grandson, or will he end up fighting a different battle altogether?

About the Author:-

Kirtida is a clinical psychologist turned screenplay writer who completed her education from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, India. Her passion for psychology and writing inspired her into writing psychological thrillers. While the readers are reading this introduction, the next thriller is in the making…

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