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A Free Man by Aman Sethi
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Jun 21, 12

Read from June 13 to 21, 2012

Thought provoking and realistic- whether it's the life of a laavaris, what if I was the one in Ashraf's shoes? What does it feel to be anonymous with nowhere to go, no door to knock on? , or the unpolished language used in the book or the casualness of the casual labourers and of life at Bara Tutti. The book, for most parts, is both a little haunting and disturbing and yet, rejoices the prosaic and trivial nuances of everday life which the privilaged ones take for granted.

Ashraf's life is a mosaic of different shades of grey; dark, sad, happy, entertaining, alive, artistic, shameful, contemplative at times and at times, serves as the naked truth about our Indian society. Ashraf is a brave character who, for not even once, regrets any of his decision that he took at some crossroad once.

All in all, a good read for people who have the apetite for a little vulgurness, which is one of a quitenssential parts of life as an Indian, by an author who isn't wearing the shroud of maturity(sigh!!) and writes like an amateur, driven by passion more than senses, making it even better.
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