Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kocheri C Shibu is a well drawn out story of three people with a past they are hiding from the world.
Nanda, Khusru and Rekha’s life crossed each other in a dam project in Dhauladhar range. Nanda who has a kalari background was sent to the project so as to stay away from his home in hiding. Khusru, the most interesting of all is associated with terrorist group shows the abrupt and sketchy behavior and gives the insight of how terrorist groups work. While Rekha, who’s a doctor with a heart lying in her passion for dance keeps trying to delay her marriage until she meets khusru.
What happens when these lives mingle together? What’s the fate of them?
The novel works on a number of themes such as love, poverty, terrorism and above all, dreams. I liked the story which was at first wasn’t connected at all and seemed a bit out of place but with progression it gets better.
Author literally put his heart in describing every scene amd character which I really appreciate but at times it was way too descriptive that it hampered the flow of story.
Characters were interesting and their development overtime was good. The background stories of characters gave the insight into what they’ve been through and what are they gonna do.
The title fits fine with the story but the cover seems monotonous. It could have been catchy and more pleasant.
Title : 7/10
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