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The Edge of Power

(The Edge Series #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The heinous gang-rape of Nirbhaya has jolted the Indian nation out of its apathy. But rape and violence against women are only symptomatic of a deeper malaise that ails the nation: the total collapse of governance under the weak and vacillating PM, Devender Singh. Ironically, aiding the PM and his Indian Democratic Party (IDP)s cling to power is a casual and largely indiff ...more
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Published December 2013 by Hachette Book
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Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
There’s a saying that the society which defames the modesty of women have reached the lowest level of humanity. But a country that had once enthroned great rulers like Chandragupta Maurya, Asoka, and Akbar has now transformed into a country where a rape of 5 years old girl comes on daily news just because of a comatose system having some power greedy and inefficient people as policy makers. Preluded on one of the infamous and heinous act in the history of India, the Delhi Rape case of Nirbhaya o ...more
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Feb 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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Politics is as much a profession as it is a game. Not for the faint-hearted this game of chess can be. And author Tuhin A. Sinha portrayed that perfectly in his book 'The Edge of Power', which features prominent character Shruti Ranjan, previously seen in Sinha's previous work 'The Edge of Desire'.

Taking cues from one of the most heinous crimes of modern Indian history, the Nirbhaya Case. Sinha spins an aftermath of sorts that
Ammu Nair
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it

charecter: shruti ranjan,daivik verma, catherine,ravi nehra, rhea
The story is distributed in two parts wher the first part revolves around nirbhaya rape incident n how daivik n catherine (first is there introduction and how they enter into politics) and den the relation ship between ravi n and rhea are discussed and will daivik and catherine able to make shruti enter into plotics and the second part only revolves around politics and lil about nirbhaya which was very well written.the books i
Smita Beohar
this book is highly recommended mainly because of the way it reflects the political mood of contemporary India.
isn't it highly symbolic that I finished reading this book the day (as per the plot) it was devised? 16th Dec
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When I started reading this book, I was unaware of the fact that this is the second book in the series; Edge of Desire being the first. There are instances with characters, who have been part of the first book, where it is assumed that we know certain things about them. However, I had no trouble reading this as a standalone.

The Edge of Power centers around Devender Singh, Ravi Nehra, Shruti Ranjan, Daivik Verma and the gorgeous Catherine Khan. Devender Singh is the current Prime Minister with Ra
Kulpreet Yadav
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
With strong characters, driven by conflicts that have a semblance to reality, and a plot in which mystery and intrigue are enmeshed delightfully throughout the narrative, The Edge of Power is a compelling and enjoyable read. There is never a dull moment in the book, proof enough as I finished it in less than 2 days.

Ravi Nehra, a mean, savage beast, who plays the antagonist, has risen to power and is the leader of the opposition in the parliament. Married to Rhea, daughter of a once powerful pol
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

Riposte of Feminine Power - Plethora of Emotions

The EDGE OF POWER, much awaited sequel of The EDGE OF DESIRE by TUHIN is a take on the current scenario of the Indian Politics in a chronicle approach. The book has amazing chutzpah/ impudence and catches on with the reader very fast. The mentor-protégée, relationship continues in this book between SHRUTI RANJAN and DAIVIK, Shruti getting into the mentor role with seamless ease.
Tuhin has thoroughly researched the politics and interweaved the story
Sundeep Supertramp
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

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I didn't read many books from this author. I read his other book, perhaps the prequel of the book in discussion, The Edge of Desire and right away noticed something ablaze in him.

By the very choice of the plot for his stories, we can tell that he is not just any other author, struggling to write a college romance. There is always a message, a sensitivity, a potpourri of emotion
Srikanth Vemula
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book it was...More power in the book than that was in the first book "The Edge of Desire"! And Tuhin I didn't feel that you're experimenting with your readers rather you know what your readers want! Coming to the content of "The Edge of Power" it was a big shocker when the context of Catherine murder comes up. Didn't expect that to happen and all the characters are just great. Out of all the characters in the novel, my favourite character is Shruti Ranjan !

My favourite lines from
Shreya Malhotra
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been a big fan of Shruti Ranjan ever since I read The Edge of Desire, so reading The Edge of Power was more a question of when than if! Happened to finally get my hands on a copy and read it over the weekend. Must say, when the cover says, ‘pacy writing;’ you’ve got to take it really seriously! I hardly stopped reading it till I got to the end. And while I would have loved Shruti Ranjan to be her impulsive, righteous self; her new avatar as a seasoned, shrewd politician doesn’t disappoint ...more
Meghant Parmar
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You can hate the characters in the book, you can hate our politics, you can hate the system but you can't just hate the book and the story.

It's dark and goes darker but as pangs of light hit the right spot it's a presentation of good vs evil. It's a fight for justice by some people. It's about common man vs the political honchos.

It's a picture perfect story. Nothing out of place. A though provoking storyline and a mind bending representation of real life incidents. It's a book for every kind o
Priyanka Kulkarni
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book expecting a lot from it. But honestly I was disappointed. It is written well, no doubt, but there is nothing in it that one does not know. The book runs like a movie script and even its biggest revelation is something that we would not really be surprised with, if we follow Indian politics closely. But I do appreciate that The Edge of Power tackles some important issues like the corruption among parties, undisclosed deals that must be going on for real too, women not being ...more
Prashant Mishra
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Edge of Power has perfect timing. Cant be a better time to read a novel about politics and political situation. Its written very well and has moments of surprise. I can call The edge of power an inspiration to Indians and mainly the women. Shruti Ranjan is powerful and motivating and Daivik is a hopeful promise of the future.
Vinay Leo
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review at A Bookworm’s Musing:

This is again a book that I feel would not interest those who aren’t that interested in politics. It is a book that is very much based on the world around us, and it becomes so realistic that I wonder at times if it is fictional or not. That being said, the narration skills of the author is something that I quite enjoyed.
Kamlesh Gandhi
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Powerful punches you hard in the face
So very true, well almost to the machinations of Indian Politics and characters almost real life
Sinha surpassing all expectations yet his plot is so down to earth, and reflects reality and leaves you staggering
A must read for all literate Indians
Manish Singh
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Reminded me of a Prakash Jha or a Madhur Bhandarkar movie. This was more like a movie script.
Vipin Nair
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Top 5 Reasons to read this book
Relatable Characters
Superb story
Quite bold
Manoj Sharma
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wasn’t knowing its sequel to #EdgeofDesire but one of the best n dhakad story on politics @tuhins is #Rambo of political plot... a great movie material n m seeing @nawazuddin as #RaviNehra. Character back ground explanation is so good that u get into the character n start relating to it. The way he introduced #Catherene by stating history of #subhashchandrabise it is just mind boggling.. if u like political background story, u shouldn’t miss it..
Swati Shome
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved how the book gave me insights to what happens inside indian politics.
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Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B.Com (H) from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications Management from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi. He is married to Ramyani DasGupta Sinha.

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