Men & Dreams in the Dhauladhar

Thank you Kochery C. Shibu for the review copy.


The story is about three characters : Nanda, Khusru and Rekha. Nanda is an engineer from Kerala. Khusru is an young man, roaming from place to place with an interesting past. Rekha is a doctor who has an interest in Kathak.

The story goes like, Nanda, running from her enemies, comes to visit a hydel power project site, situated in the lap of the Himalayas named AM hydro. Khusru, a labourer working at the construction site, is displaced from his native village of Kashmir. As the story continues Rekha comes to visit the site as the consort of Khusru. All of these characters have a mysterious, rather kind of tragic past and the story talks about their dream and ultimately the fulfillment of their dream at the end. Is the dam finally constructed? Is their dream ultimately fulfilled? I won’t expose any more.


The story line of this book is a bit different, I personally found this very interesting. The story is about watching a dream and working hard to get that in reality. The language and the narration used are quite simple and lucid but the pace of the book is a bit slow. But one would surely get stuck to the book as the author beautifully describes the beauties of the Himalayan range and the Dhauladhar place. The characters are pretty well developed. The story also include topics such as terrorism, partition and the relationship between human being and the nature. Overall, a very good read.

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
A completely new taste.


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