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The Rape Trial

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What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law? Rhea, Hitaishi and Amrutas friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together.
Nearly a decade has passed since Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega Satyabhagi business empire, had

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Kindle Edition, 548 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Notion Press
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Gayathri
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
The rape trial as the name suggests revolves around rape which one of the vital topic that needs attention. The book makes for a complex and intense read. Avni files a case against Rahul Satyabhagi on the account of rape but fails in vain. He is vindicated by the court of law and becomes men's right activist. Rhea, Amrutha and Hitaishi who are close friends and most vital characters in the story decides to do something about it.

What happens in the story next? The twist and turns in the storyline
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Ruchi Patel
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book purely based on title. Its a huge book so it took a time to finish. Rhea, Amruta and Hitanshi are friends and few important characters of the plot. Rahul Satyabhagi is also an important character. The plot is quite complex so its difficult but I will try to summarise it briefly. The book opens with a nice suspense punch. I loved that. The interest is created by the author initially and that has been maintained till the end. Rahul belongs to a posh high society family and he ...more
Nabanita
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading 'The Rape Trial' by Bidisha Ghosal and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. When she reached out to me for review, I was a bit hesitant initially because I have not had good experiences taking on reviews but thank god I took up this one. And today, I'm going to talk to you about her book. One of my best feminist reads recently.

The Book

The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal

Premise:

While you might think that the title is in itself a giveaway, let me tell you, you couldn't be more
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Kanwarpal Singh
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is a big one and it bit disturbing for those who don't like insensitive killing scenes, but it's a well researched and well written story with adequate twist and turns , story of 3 families of the city who run the town , their kids , there background and there well connected social standing. They rule and run the city and they are friends too but some unfortunate events end up making their life busy within there social circle and their children end up doing mistakes which leads to ...more
Neelam Mungekar
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rape is a horrific crime which we encounter every other day in newspapers and news. What has led people to behave in such a inhumane manner? We get to read about girls being raped by unknown people/strangers but what if we know the person and think of them as ours. We get to read about these incidences but hardly we get to see the victims getting justice. By the time the justice is given to the victims or sufferers these criminals get some or the other loop hole to get out of this whole ...more
Vidhya Thakkar
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Rape trial by @bidishaghosal Ghosal speaks about a reality that goes on in the world in the form of a fiction story. How the rapist who is the family members of Politicians or Actors or other bigger prominent members of the society are let go off as they pay money to the media and other people supporting the victim to keep silent.
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This story is about a Rapist Rahul Satyabhagi who had raped Avni Rambha 8 years back and had been declared innocent by the court because Avni Rambha and their
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Aditi Roy
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Basically the book is written in a simple way yet significantly described the whole plot to talk about friendship, family, hope, inspiration, injustice, humiliation and so on. The book digs its heels here. In recent years, "Rape" the word becomes so common in India that you need to focus on the reasons behind all such sensitive issues.

When we meet our trio protagonists,a rashly fired flare gun ruins any chance to wrap up the whole incident neatly. Author really did a good job in stimulating
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Schumzical
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
What happens when women take justice in their own hands, going after their abusers, harassers, rapistsdoing to them what men have been doing to women since centuries? What happens when the onus of protecting women lies no longer in the hands of the law? Women have been the victim of gruesome rape, of constantly being stalked by serial molesters, of having their agency defined by the standards men believe to be right. Its no surprise then that years of systematic abuse and conditioning women ...more
Shivam Thakkar
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The rape trial
By Bidisha Ghosal
This book is about Avni Rambha who was raped by Rahul Satyabhagi. But with his power, rahul got clean chits.
The truth came in front of everyone that rahul was lying when a sting operation was performed. He got so furious that he wanted to sue media as well as his victims
Sadaf sarkar
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book narrates the story of rape trail and the how the culprit escape the justice .
The book depicts the sad picture of modern day society , where money and power can buy anything even court trails and justice.
The author has given wonderful narration to this horrific tale which creates a sense of triller right from the preface.
The characterisation is very rich and versatile . And the storyline very realistic.
Overall I think it was a great book
Ankita Das
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A book on sensitive issues always stirs the public. The book deals with Rahul and Avni, Avni being the one fallen prey to Rahul's heinous act.
As we always get to see in India, the rapist gets out of trial and saves his neck. However when his crime is revealed, he succumbs to threatening.
The rape trial is a raw and fierce narration which stirs your soul. It confronts strong issues straight up. It's brutal and it gives you chills down your spine.
I'm glad that the author speaks truth without any
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Honey & Anjali
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
When you come across a book that deals with sensitive issues like rape and rape culture and talks about the flawed power structure of society, it's bound to stir up conversations. It's bound to make you acknowledge the existence of the grey space that exists between all that is black and white, it's bound to make you question the integrity of the very system that our law is based upon but most importantly it's bound to reflect the suppressed feelings of victims and make you listen to the screams ...more
Barnali Chakraborty
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One night while Rhea, Hitashi, and Amruta was spending some quality time together, they came across a clip in a television channel which displayed the sting operation of Rahul Satyabaghi where he was bragging about how he raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court and gone on to become a mens right activist. Looking at this clip, the rage within Rhea and her friends ignited as Avni was their childhood friend. Witnessing this whole incident Rhea goes in flashback to the darkest part of her childhood ...more
Pia Majumdar
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A book every one needs to read.

First of all, I would like to thank Notion Press, for publishing this beautiful and endearing tale and giving the author a platform to share her words with the readers. In our country we definitely need more tales like these, after reading all the horrible cliché type romance stories, this was a punch in the gut yet one hell of an inspiring read we truly need to read.

The plot- Rhea, Hitaishi and Amrutas friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they
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Insha Anam
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two questions :
What do you do when the rapist is someone you know?
What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law?

Read this story of Rhea, Hitaishi and Amrutas friendship which been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together where Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega business empire, had raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court.

The story of what that woman becomes after being Raped, people just talk about her or recall
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ASHISH PEETY
The Rape Trial by Bidisha Goshal

Book- The Rape Trial
Author- Bidisha Goshal
Type- Fiction
Format- E Book (Kindle)
Rating-4/5

The Rape Trial by Bidisha Goshal is a good fiction book written on the contemporary social issues. It feels like author has very well constructed the idea in the book. As soon as a girl is conceived in the womb, she starts facing brunt of our patriarchal society. Yes, she has the right to refuse to the advances of man and can raise the voice when a man insists on pursu-ing her
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Swapna Peri
Book Title: The Rape Trial
Author: Bidisha Ghoshal
Format: Kindle

Book Title:
The title of the book ' The Rape Trial ' is heart pricking and depressing.

Book Cover:
The cover image of the book is abstract art of three women faces who portray different emotions like distress, frustration, and pain.

My review:
Not every book has a happy ending or not every story is always a pleasant one. Of late in and around the country women rape cases have always been the breaking news. For whatsoever reasons not every
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Rutuja Ramteke
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
💕The Rape Trail💕
What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta's friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together. Nearly a decade has passed since Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega Satyabhagi business empire, had raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court, and gone on to become a men's rights activist, had breathed a sigh of relief that the sordid mess was over. But now a sting operation proves
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Rashi Dubey
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book: The Rape Trial
Author: Bidisha Ghosal
Publisher: NotionPress
Format: Kindle

"What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law?" These questions are enough hard to answer nowadays and grievous at the same time. Though this story revolves around Avni, Rhea, Hitaishi, and Amruta but trusts me, for all women who are raped or not, this book can be dedicated for each and everybody in this world.

We are at fault and made to feel
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Samee
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book revolves around what all goes through a rape victim, how the court room discussions go on and fighting for the justice.
It's very crucial topic which author has extremely wonderfully written.

BOOK INSIGHTS-

What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law? Rhea, Hitaishi and Amrutas friendship has been cemented over a lifetime, but now they find themselves struggling to answer these questions together.
Nearly a decade
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New Book Reviewer
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Rape Trial by Bidisha Ghosal, by the title itself anyone can say that this book is going to be sensitive and definitely it will be a book with flaws of the society and how can we as an individual should take a step ahead towards betterment and an eye-opening book.

I found this book even more bold and powerful than I thought it would be. The first thing that definitely caught my attention was the writing style of the author. I have not seen many bold writers and this book is a great example
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Kiranmayi
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full review on my blog:
https://blog.medhaapps.com/2020/03/bo...

Almost a decade after the high-profile rape case involving Rahul and Avni, where Rahul walked out unscathed and blamed Avni that he got falsely implicated, there are still doubts on whether he is innocent or not. What if a sting operation brings out a different side to facts and makes those close to Rahul change their belief of the incident? After all the effort taken to hush up the case, will the real culprit let the truth come out
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Nilofar Yasmin
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Commendable read

This is the book which talks much about rape, the victims, the rapists, money driven laws and officials, and not to mention the stereotypical men-centric society.
With all the unnerving rape incidents happening around the country, we had alerted and adjusted oursleves with the trend. But does it helping in anyway to to lessen this crime rate. No, right! This very thing our people need to know and made aware of the fact that its the rapist who needs the guilty tag, and in no way,
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Suchismita Ghoshal
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book that deals with rape and rape culture , portraying the mallicious pictures of the societybis surely a head-turning and goose-bump creating one. Such sensitive issues make sure to stir the reader's mind with its vulnerability. This book forces us to surrender that we as a society are failing and also as a humanity are declining day by day. The screams of victims, their agony, struggles and persuasion for justice can easily be heard through this story.


"The Rape Trial" by the author Bidisha
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Susmita Sau
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Content -The Rape Trial ia about the story of three friends - Rhea,Hitaishiand Amruta and how they went on a crusade to punish those who are charged of rape. It all began with the rape of their friend Avni by a rich,spoiled guy name Rahul Satyabhagi and how he got scot-free because of his money and contacts and the girl's family had to leave the country. From there on , they brought upon the same torture on those who are charged of this heinous crime.
Read the whole book to know what happened
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Shreyasi Basu
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the first instance , I must appreciate author's endeavor and dedication towards the plot! She has picked such a sensitive plot from our society which is a regular constant news, crime, violence, torture and fear for women. From 7 days little bud to 90 years aged women, nobody is safe in this world not even in our home.

"What do you do when the rapist is someone you know? What do you do when he has been found innocent in the eyes of the law?" This questions are enough hard to answer now a days
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shruti
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If a woman is Parvati, she is Durga too. 'The Rape Trial' by Bidisha Ghosal begins on the set of a controversial rape case. When Rahul Satyabhagi, a rich, spoiled brat of Badrid Bay, rapes Avni Rambha, his father pulls out all the stops to prove his innocence in court. Once proved innocent, he went on to become a men's rights activist, portraying to the world his fight against 'false rape accusations', but is he truly innocent? A sting operation unveiled in all. Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta's lives ...more
Bibliobee
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a bold plot that I am sure every Indian or even women living outside this country can relate too pick it up . For Rape now has become a word which we get to read , hear and use in our daily lives. Not even a single day goes by not having seen the words sexual abuse and rape in newspaper or media.

This story effectively puts light on the social stigma, shame that is put on a rape survivor by our sham society.
The criminal flies away with his heinous action and the remaining
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Shashank
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before explicitly diving into an eternal ocean of crime, criminals, judiciary, court and all other orthodox terminologies pertinent to law. I would like to ask a question that "For how long we have to face this procrastination which our judicial system is loaded with"?

We are clueless.... ain't we?.....

The book audaciously takes on a severely sensitive topic in an immaculative manner. Story talks about three friends :- Rhea, Hitaishi and Amruta, all these have been an unbreakable part of each
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Anuj Tiwari
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A story that will provide you with all the masala that is needed. While reading this book you will go through all kinds of emotion. Sometimes you will get so much involved that you may also start to cry while reading. There are a lot of twist and turns in the book. As you can come to know by the name that the story is about a rape case. In India, the number of cases against female gender is increasing every year. Every year a number of girls get raped. A lot of molestation issues are registered ...more
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