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Book – Destiny of Shattered Dreams

Author – Nilesh Rathod

Publisher – Rupa Publications (2016)

Page Numbers – 244

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Reviewed by – Alok Mishra

I offered this book to my professor, Dr. Swarna Prabhat, also an honourable member of the Ashvamegh Advisory Board. He read some chapters and messaged me that this is more a kind of book that he did not read in the past and doesn’t want to. He was right within his domain because Nilesh Rathod, in his book, Destiny of Shattered Dreams, has created such a cobweb of intriguing events, political nexus with corporates, the sexual desires and an urge for ‘something called life’ that those people who like straight tales and classics will seldom be enthusiastic to read.

The story revolves around Atul, the protagonist of the novel, who revolves around Aarti, to some extent, the antagonist of the novel. Moreover, Atul shares a helpless relation with his wife Roshni too. Atul seeks a respite from his boring life in the sexual relationship with Aarti. Destiny of Shattered dreams offers you the ‘insider’s view’ of the dejected life of those corporates who appear to be jolly to the world outside their mansions. However, within the four walls, they somehow pull their life. Atul’s relation with Aarti, an employee in his office, is enough to hint that people, to an extent, want an openness in the relationship these days and they don’t want to ‘tie the knots’ in the literal as well as the implicit sense.

The political nexus with corporates and the hollow system of our governments is very well depicted in the form of Shalikram, the telecom minister who bull dodges his black money in TTL (Atul’s Telecom Company) and eventually drives Atul to penury and dejection.

With the unfolding of events, the title of the book appears to be perfectly well-settled. Atul has to spend a part of his life in jail. His wife Roshni dies in a car accident. Aarti, his love interest, marries someone else and works in an NGO. His company is ‘shattered’ like his dreams. He is left with a girl child named Ananya; unfortunately, he cannot even live with his daughter because of the legal complications…

To the young readers of modern fiction, the book will offer many things – corporate fiction, passion, love affairs, and a read well-deserved.