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The Forbidden One

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Desire enchants! Irrespective of what that desire is for and no matter how correct or blatantly wrong it seems to the world around us - it leaves us stirred. The more we try to resist it, the more irresistible it becomes till there comes a moment when we actually have to take a call whether to draw lines or to cross those intimidating boundaries. The Forbidden One is for a ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
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Devi Nair
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Check out the complete review at Views She Writes - WordPress Review

The reference to this review is broadcasted on India Post Live on the show "Interview With the Author", Check it out at Interview with Zaara Khader on India Post Live

The Forbidden one is a novel consisting of 10 short stories, each consisting of a very strong message - either a social issue is being addressed or a socially condoned act is portrayed in a classy manner. Each of the stories has something to say other than the mere
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Privy Trifles
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The recent surge in anthologies is like a book for the urban reader, for he not only gets so many stories to read he also has the choice to pick from the multiple genres that are offered to him in each and decide which suit his taste buds to explore more books further. Also, for an author it offers the opportunity to play around with a gamut of feelings within those short limits of a short stories and that is where sometimes finesse is born.

I can say this about the author Zaarra too.
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Dhivya Balaji
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
REVIEW:

The first thing that you notice about ‘The Forbidden One’ is its cover. Some would call it controversial, some would call it provocative, most would call it enticing. But one thing cannot be denied – the cover gives you an idea of what to expect in the ten stories that this book contains. No, it is not about physical intimacy, it has nothing raunchy. (A gentle chuckling reminder for those of you whose minds wandered into ‘those pastures’ the moment you read this line and went
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Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
In recent times, a lot of Anthologies are hitting the Indian Market. It offers a wide variety of stories with each flavour as distinct and unique as its author. Thanks to such Anthologies, I have recently developed a general liking towards short stories as opposed to the time when I would read short stories only if they were by O'Henry (who doesn't love his twists) and Jefferey Archer.
Zaarra Khader offers a collection of ten short stories in her book 'The Forbidden One'. Frankly the cover,
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Book'd
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
The forbidden one is a fresh take of short stories involving the human behaviour under the forbidden situations and circumstances.
The stories provide the glimpses of human psychology with a roller coaster ride of emotional conflicts within oneself.

The Cover:
As rightly said, do not judge the book by its cover. The book is not something what it seems from its cover page. The title word “Forbidden” is referring to the unethical or wrong doings, unusual conducts by human beings under the s/>The
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Zeenat
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Author doesn't look like a first time author. Her stories come across as real, there is a beauty in the way she makes every character come to life. The book essentially talks about human emotions, feelings or behavior when they are in restricting or complex situations. It definitely showcases the whole triviality of the concept of right or wrong or ethical or unethical tags that we happily gift to people without knowing what the background is.

Coming to the cover, when I first saw it, I felt
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Pooja
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think it is an amazing attempt to tell a few forbidden stories to the world. I think the author has made a whole-hearted attempt to question a few prevalent practices in the society and even those situations/circumstances that we face in our real lives. I am a journalist myself and also Shiva devotee and I really loved the story 'Om Namah Shivaye' I think each one who of us who was there during the cloud burst actually knows how miserable it was for the pilgrims to rescue their lives and retur ...more
Moon75
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
In a perfect mix of emotions 'The Forbidden One' by Zaarra Khader brings out the feelings of those sections of society that have either been socially condoned or not at all addressed as a part of the society.

From a house-hold story of a husband and wife to the tale of someone who is devoted to God or have a dream that differs from the dreams of his family, the novel manages to convey strong message to the readers.

The characters are picked up from day to day life of anyone
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Vinay Leo
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Review at A Bookworm’s Musing: http://wp.me/p2J8yh-2No

What I liked:
+ Some interesting, and different stories with characters to match and at times, quite realistic too

What I didn’t like:
- Some stories lacked pace, and were predictable
- Cover design

One time read for me. I liked the book, but not all stories engaged me completely.
Akshay Sonthalia
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Check out my review here : http://bukreviewsz.blogspot.in/

All the best!!!
Sagar Shirodkar
Feb 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book as a give-away. Thanks to the author and goodreads for the same.

When I first opened the book from the packing,the first thought came to me was that the cover might repel to many if you whether were to pick the book from the stands or not. Well as they say never judge a book by its cover hold true for this one, and when you read the in line short stories in the book you might just tend to think that the cover is apt. Having said that it doesn't mean that the book
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Hemant Rajput
Feb 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I've received this book as a giveaway. The Forbidden One is a collection of short stories. These stories revolve around the act which are not acceptable on moral basis or in the views of human society. The main character of each story commits these illicit acts and live with themselves knowing that they have done something wrong, but at the same time enjoying the pleasure that comes with doing something taboo.

The stories are of diverse range and don't have much overlap with each othe
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PVG
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thank author Zaarra for sending me a review copy. After I read the first story, I really wanted more... Eventually when I continued reading I think every story introduced me to characters that were real yet unknown, emotions which are real , very munch human but as still forbidden! I appreciate the story telling and character sketching skills that the Author has. The details she has mentioned actually made me feel as if the whole story is playing as a film in front of my eyes.

It is
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Shraddha
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a Giveaway. Thanks to the author for giving me this one. This book has compiled beautiful and worth reading short stories that one can relate to their lives. Few of the stories were so engrossing that I wish to read them over again. A must read for someone who finds it difficult to devote more time reading. Short and sweet stories one at a time everyday will surely make your day.
Ann Andrews
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A sorrowful collection of stories about love, loss, and perhaps missed opportunities. I loved the tone of all the pieces and felt horribly for many of the characters. The flow of each story is well done and they all fit nicely together, even though each chapter is its own unique story.
ALOP - A Lot of Pages
In the words of Nimue... "The stories are good one time read but not many are worth remembering."

http://www.a-lotofpages.com/2015/04/t...
Pratibha Pandey
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, indian-fiction
some stories have better plot than the end. But most stories lack sone impact.
Akshatha Kulkarni
Feb 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: giveaway
I received this book from goodreads giveaway contest in exchange for an honest review. thank you, goodreads!

a good attempt made by the author. it's nice for a one time read.
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