Friday, 27 February 2015

Title Is Untitled

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From the book blurb
To look at things like we’ve never looked at before – we present a unique book of facts blended with fiction to spread more awareness in our society. Facts about various problems in the present urban and rural societies of India are presented wrapped in fiction, like case studies to elaborate them.

Women of our country are often victims to most issues like rape, marital rape, prostitution, child marriage, child trafficking and others. Not to ignore the men who are also victims to women framing them in false cases of impotency and domestic violence. There are eleven chapters presented in this book which deal with different such cases – both men and women – and try to create a little awareness in our educated society.

The first chapter is a classic example of how many women are treated in our country, married off to older men or their own relatives at a very young age, hence deprived of education. Many women like Kamali are sold off in the name of marriage, only to be wronged and raped by their so-called husbands. The next two chapters showcase the myriad lusts and desires of women, only to be avenged later. Cheats and frauds are not gender-biased and this is reflected in ‘Ek Tha Kapoor’. We’d also like to take you back to 1957 in a superb case study of how people were wrongly framed during the freedom movement of India. Many such cases are still pending in the court of law.

The next three chapters provide some humour to the serious reader and let you loosen yourself while you read about relevant issues like Beggary and obtaining fake degrees. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy! Hence the dose of humour for your palate. The last chapter is bound to leave you in tears when you read about Ganga and how she had been trafficked into a brothel like thousands of other teen girls.

The question is – can we do something for them? We can at least be aware of the steps that lead to these sins and spread the awareness. We can try to stop people who sell young girls to brothels. We can stop marital rape in our own homes.

Will we do so? Or just read the book and keep it in the shelf with a sigh?

Santosh Avvannavar: Santosh started his career as a consultant and Soft Skills Trainer. After his college education from NITK, Surathkal, he worked as a researcher at University of Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also the Placement President while working at IISC, Bangalore. He has over twenty-five publications of mostly research documents in national and international journals. He has also authored sixteen conference papers and regularly writes articles for a national and worldwide daily paper. He also works as an advisor for different organizations.
He also dabbles in fiction writing and is the author of Adhuri Prem Kahaniya; Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero, Second Heart and Get a Job WITHOUT an Interview; Be A B.A.; Surrogate Author.
He likes to devote his personal time in writing for a website, namely the Amrita Foundation for HRD.

Kundan Srivastava: Kundan is an engineer by education, Founder of Be In Humanity Foundation, Social Activist, RTI Activist, Columnist, Universal Humanity Awarded (2013), Bihar Pithadhish Purushkaar Awarded (2012). He was born in Raxual, Bihar and is one of Youngest Social Activist from Bihar. Kundan is a Technical Graduate (B-Tech) from Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun and the Top Achievers announced by College Management. He is well known for his role in Social Activist working for humanity cause and crime against Women, RTI Activist and his efforts to bring and awareness the Right to Information (RTI) act. From July 2013, he is a Member of political party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Raghunath Babu Are: B.E., M.Tech (IISc, Bangalore), Sr. Software Engg, over 5+ year of experience as a Software Engineer at Yahoo! and Microsoft India. An alumnus of IISc, Bangalore.

Mohit Goel - Cover page designer: He has done his Master of Design from IIT Delhi, after graduating from DIT Dehradun,which equips him appropriately to both design and develop solutions using technology. He spent his last semester in Sweden as an exchange student. He ardently believes that communication of ideas and information around issues can be circumnavigated using cartooning. He served as cartoonist for 4 years at DIT, Dehradun editorial board. He also did illustrations for national bestseller novel, 'Nothing for you my dear' by Arpit Dugar. Popularly known as Mogo, he looks forward positively to contribute to dreams of Be in Humanity foundation and for this incredible novel.
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What I think
The title is intriguing. It lets you to make your own interpretations. The cover page is interesting. The book blurb is elaborate and gives a brief overview of what can be expected from the book.

To begin with, Title is Untitled is a collection of short stories. Each one narrates about various issues that is prevalent in our society. Child marriage, gender bias towards female child, impotency, fake degrees, delay in judicial proceedings and how it affects the innocents who are wrongly framed, child/human trafficking, begging and marital rape.

Each story makes you nod and sigh. They shamelessly speak about the unspeakable. And, gives mic to discuss the issues that was always shared in hush-hush.

The stories are presented play-like. So, there are more dialogs than descriptions. The language used is simple. The authors have tried to touch upon various issues, thereby being a spark for a burning fire of awareness.

Itrequests only one thing:
Contribute to the change. Pledge that you will not tolerate injustice anymore.

So, let’s join our hands and fight for equality.

I don’t know why the authors didn’t take about honor killing!?

Should you read it?
A socially responsible and relevant book.
Don’t miss it!


Thank you
Thanks to the Author for contacting me and sending across this book for review.
All the best for all your future endeavors!


  1. The blurb and your review, both create a deep impact... Nice review, Satya :) It seems, you read a lot of books and I think, you will reach your 50 books reading challenge before the year ends! Best wishes...

  2. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    I am thrilled to know that you are a book review professional.

    This book is very interesting and has a mission and a message that we all should do what we can to avert such atrocities perpetrated on women and children. In Kerala, I read in the news papers the number of rape cases particularly against children has doubled in the last six years. The police is lax, the courts of law take their own time, and the punishment is not sufficient to deter people from committing such horrible crimes.

    As you know, more than one third of our parliamentarians have criminal cases registered against them. These are people who enact the laws for us and they are the people who set the glaring example of breaking the law with impunity. Besides due to corruption at all levels, many influential and moneyed people get away with any sort of crime.

    After the Delhi rape crime all authorities became a little alert but nothing serious has been done so far. Most of the TV channels have offices in Delhi so that everything that happens in Delhi is aired all over India. But there are many other places such heinous crimes continue to be committed and they are not reported at all.

    Your commentary on the book is excellent. The authors are sincere and I hope they will succeed in their noble effort.

    Best wishes

    1. I completely agree with you sir. Rape... verbal abuse and gender bias is a daily subject... just open the paper and you find only such news. I am happy that s Nirbhaya's case grabbed attention. But action? Wat abt rape of children who are as less as two years old!

  3. A thought provoking review.