Friday, January 26, 2007

Waiting for the Mahatma

A book I'd been meaning to read for long, was finally available at the school library. The book starts out as an idyllic romance between Sriram and Bharati, setup against the backdrop of India's Freedom Struggle and Mahatma Gandhi.

As the story moves on, Sriram, an idle-brain is sucked into the vortex of the Quit India, courtesy his love for Bharati. When Gandhi advises all satyagrahis to surrender in jail, Sriram gets separated from Bharati and gets entangled with an extremist faction. Due to his ultra radical activities, Sriram is arrested as an extremist.

The rest of the book is about Sriram's travails in and out of jail and whether he is able to locate Bharati and marry her. There is a final twist in this story and it would remind tamilians of Kamal Hassan's Hey Ram.

Verdict: 2 day time pass!

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