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Her Resurrection: A Survivor's Journey of Emancipation, Reclamation and Redemption

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What is it like to be an unwanted girl-child in India? What is it like to be sexually harassed at a tender age of five? After being tricked and forced into prostitution, can such a woman fight back to emancipate herself from the unyielding shackles of that life, and intermingle with the ‘society?’ Or would she get lost in the sands of time like the ephemeral existence of a ...more
Paperback, First, 260 pages
Published July 20th 2015 by Gargi Publishers
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    Archit Ojha

    A heart-melting tale!

    The following handmade picture illustrating the shackles we place on the gender we worship, demonstrates the catastrophic life Maya had!

    A village girl Maya finds herself born in a family that never wanted her. When she decides to get free from the shackles her own relatives created around her, she hopes to see and smile in a better future.

    Contrary to her expectations, she lands up on the clutching hands and paws of a stone-hearted world. A world where everyone wears a ma
    Made me emotional.

    A heart-wrenching book it was.

    Maya is born in a orthodox family who are against girl child. It is difficult being in her position, unimaginable I would say.

    She wants to break free from these negative people who don't want her but in an attempt to that, she is to be tested by fate many a times.

    Somehow she gets away from all of it, but just to get trapped in something more perilous.

    She is now in the hands of people who have no faces, no emotions and no hearts. Again and again,
    Mani Khanna
    Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

    In a small town of Maharashtra, begins the story of a girl born and brought up amidst domestic violence and her father hatred for being a girl, a burden. In the journey of fulfilling her dreams of pursuing higher education, she was gang raped. As if it was not enough, her father was killed and her mother was being jailed and she was left alone struggling on the roads of Mumbai with only her High School Mark-Sheet in her hand.

    Life for Maya takes an entirely different turn when she was sittin
    Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
    Toni Morrison, considered as one of the best American writers, popped in my mind while reading it. Most of her works deal with slavery , discrimination against Blacks, both men and women. Most of them also have scenes about rape, inhumane treatment, degradation- something that breaks my heart and gets my dander up at the point I run into those parts.Like Toni Morrison's writing style, Soumyadeep Koley's in his debut is "stripped naked", audacious, full of beautiful and inspiring snippets and thu ...more
    Meghant Parmar
    Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
    There's only one star that matters. A universe conspires together to let that one star shine or be brittle. The lust to live or the fear of death. The inkling of survival yet medium far from sight. This is how a girl transpired into a woman. From the dusty lanes of a village to the streets of Mumbai she ruled hearts. So what made this girl; circumstances or will power? Who was behind her apathy? How will she look out for herself in a mad hungry frenzy? Will she be devoured or will she rise from ...more
    Himani Gupta
    Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
    Books on the life of women always touch your heart and this book is also in the same category. Wonderful Narration which will never let you put down the book till you finish it. The latter part of the story gives you hope to fight with your problems

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    Apoorva Bhattacharya
    Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
    Her Resurrection is one of the most beautiful and enchanting books I have come across so far...
    Komal Priyani
    Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
    Congratulations Author for ur debut novel u totally nailed it..
    To begin with, One needs a bulk of courage to write such a "sensitive" and "heart-tearing" story, We living in cacoons of our comfy lives are often tend to neglect the dark and crucial site of our society...This book is a sarcastic slap to the society, exposing the ignored realities of sex-trafficking, prostitution, and violence against women...
    From Maya's bravery to her "so called burden alcoholic Father"...From Mrs.Rani's Unconditi
    Priyanka Batra Harjai
    Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
    Women have always been projected as the ideal image of love, compassion, patience and endurance but to what limit? When this limit is crossed by the beats of the society, she reincarnates -she resurrects! This story is about ‘her resurrection’.

    She - the pen portrait of the author epitomizes - womanhood. He has crafted her to bear all the atrocities and hardships that a female could face in her life time and all that a beastly male would impose on her. He provides her with the filthiest professi
    Nehali Lalwani
    Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

    If you wish to attain something, whole universe will help you in that process. No matter how much life gets tough, stand up, pick up all your broken pieces and move on as the best is yet to come. This is all I learnt from the tale Her Resurrection by Soumyadeep. I have seen people cribbing and crying over their fate all the time but while you read such stories you be thankful to the almighty for being gracious to us and lending us a beautiful life. I have read somewhere, to remain happy in life,
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    Soumyadeep Koley is the author of ‘Her Resurrection – A Survivor’s Journey of Emancipation, Reclamation and Redemption.’ This debut novel won worldwide critical acclaim, due to its literary style and portrayal of society’s harsh realities. His paranormal thriller,’ The Hitchhiker,’ was awarded the Best Short Story of the Year 2016 by SalisOnline Literary Magazine. As a women’s rights activist, Sou ...more
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