About The Book :- 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, who is known to unconditionally despise the lower caste. Vowing justice for Kartar, Sarah embarks on an intriguing mission, venturing to turn the tables against the unscrupulous Dilawar, who by now is a powerful minister in the Punjab cabinet. Curiously delving into his boyhood days, she is astonished to learn that young Dilawar was in fact an ‘affable-boy-next-door’ who too had a love life, having lost his heart to a beautiful girl in Lahore… What then caused this drastic transformation in his attitude and personality? With the time fast running out, can Sarah succeed in nailing Dilawar as the chief culprit for the honour killings? Will she be able to reunite with Kartar – the only man she ever loved? A heartrending love story – Honour for a Ransom unfolds through the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, horrifying hazards of partition, romantic strolls by the Thames, and the unbending complexities of the rigid caste system.
My Review :-
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 story of honor killing executed with the marvelous narration will be thrilling you till the end.
This is not a book I would ordinarily read but I chose to give it a go. I should say it astonished me. I enjoyed its incredible arrangement. It kept me on edge for whatever came next, and the book resembled a magnet, keeping me stuck onto its pages particularly towards the exciting end; completing the last page! It was difficult to comprehend on the grounds that it appeared as though there were numerous characters without a moment’s delay entering the page and the written work was refined for me; however I got accustomed to it as I kept perusing. There were pages of tragedy and a minute of hush for the lives lost in the story.
A Must Read Book with 4/5 rating.