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Honour for a Ransom

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"April 13th, 1978. Kartar Singh, an upper caste agriculturist, guns down his newly married daughter Simran and her lower caste husband, for the sake of 'upholding family honour'.His ex-lover, Sarah Jefferson (a British psychologist) visits him in jail to discover that Kartar has been a victim of ruthless manipulation at the hands of his politician father, Dilawar Singh, wh ...more
Paperback, First, 370 pages
Published March 2016 by Leadstart Publishing (P) Ltd
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Damanjeet Kaur
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well here I am, on my desk, trying to write a review for this book called “Honour for a Ransom” I just finished reading. Only a few moments have gone by and I am still looking at the book which is lying just by my side on the very same desk and seems like I am still in that world which the author created. He left no stone unturned to make this story wonderful. The way it has been written, the use of amazingly accurate grammar, which is clearly rare in today’s times and of course the most beautif ...more
Madhuri Varma
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Exemplar of Indian Literature writing (5/5)
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Aryan Sarath
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really do not know where to start with. This book is surly one of its kind. I would categorize this under Psychological Poetic Fiction.

Yes. This book will treat you with a great story in the form of a novel coupled with Poem which can be compared to Alexander Pushkin(though the Great Russian Author was the first to bring a novel entirely in the form of verse/poem).

Honestly speaking, the book has got lot of characters and they were referred in different pseudo names in different parts of the bo
Aditi Srivastava
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rajnish Gambhir , Honour for a Ransom is a story which revolves around a heart wrecking journey of love and confession , a story about how a gullible heart changes completely after a merciless incident that occurred in his/her past life and how the old customs laid down in our society drastically effects our lives . This is a story of a ruthless grandfather , a priceless granddaughter , virago who falls in the trap of caste system and a melancholy father whose ink bleeds his pain and umbrage for ...more
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
An Intriguing Tale of Love, Heartbreak and Everything Else That Follows!

From the first chapter of this book to the last, I just couldn't put it down!
Kudos to the author for putting an extraordinary story, and further narrating it in a fascinating way.
Starting from the cover of the book, which did mild justice to the plot, the story unfolds a yarn of compelling circumstances from different decades and times.

The characters of this book will touch your heart with their individual stories. The story
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Honour for Ransom is a complete package of culture and history with romance.

A complete package of many love stories in one book, “Honour for a Ransom” has narrated not only soulful love stories in a poetic way but has given a glimpse of the culture and history of undivided India, divided India and England. Most of the story revolves around Kartar’s life but it also unfolds the other love stories which have heartbroken endings either because of the rigid caste system or partition of the country.

Naaz Farhaa
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is not just a book, this is a special book. I say that for a reason. Reason being the topic and gist of the tale so narrated. It is something we all have witnessed someplace in some way or the other. It is so common in our country that I am so sure that every one of us would be able to relate to this one book perfectly. And this is the reason that I call this book, “a special one.”

It is indeed rare in our country to choose a life partner on the basis of love. And of course, we are no alien
Hidayat Fatima
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Honour for a ransom is among the very few books that I consider worth a read by every person and atleast by the people of every casteist society. The author Rajnish Gambhir has done an incredible job by not only pointing out the reasons for such dogmas but also by portraying the scenarios that follow. Although the story expresses that the society plays a major role into mind conditioning people to be casteist(like Kartar, who is accused of honour killing while he himself had a past romance of th ...more
Vaidehi Sharma
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
A story set up in an era when many of us were not grown up enough to understand what our country faced as a whole. A book that describes Pain. Take an example here, you have to choose amongst one of your hands, the other hand will be ripped off. What does it lead to? Pain. That pain is exactly what the author has described in this book. Soul Stirring, is the term for story.
Sneak peek in the story can be like a Father has killed his daughter, take again has killed his daughter for marrying an out
Ankit Gupta 'Aseer'
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book title is fascinating and appropriate for the story line. The Designer has done a great job. Coming to the script, the story starts with the murder of Simran and her husband by her father just because she married a person from a lower caste. The story has a number of flashbacks and the author has executed it very beautifully. The book is a finished bundle of feelings, disdain, abstinence, ego, love and hatred. Every fragment was splendidly composed and depicted. Most importantly this sto ...more
Ravi Gurunani
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book Title and Cover- Book title is interesting, builds curiosity. Book Cover could have been better but it is suitable for the storyline. Both, Book Title and Cover catches the attention of the reader.

Language - Language of the book is impressive, with proper use of literature. Language makes thestory reading an interesting experience.

Narration- Narration of the book is what made me turn pages. I read the book in one go. However the narration is too descriptive and thick, it could have been cut
Divya Ramnath Bandodkar
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Honour for a Ransom is a kind of book that will leave the readers pondering about the story long after he has finished reading it. The incidents from the story have been narrated so realistically that the reader is sure to feel it happening in front of his eyes. The characters have been well sketched. The reader discovers things about the characters little by little, page by page and that adds beauty to it.

The book is divided into parts - each part telling the story in different character
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“As he carried the blood-splattered body of his precious daughter, draped in bridal attire, he could feel the nagging burden of being pawned into a senseless situation. Yards behind,
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