5.0 out of 5 starsGet the real Facts about Ram Rahim.
7 October 2018
I am from Sirsa and I Purchased this book just to check whether it is another media shit or something else. Surprisingly it's a good piece of work describing almost everything Baba Ram Rahim has done throughout 25 years of his alleged Guruship.
Finished the entire book in 2 sittings, such a gripping tale of events exposing this devil. Truth triumphed at the end but after a lot of precious and innocent lives lost. But actual ppl responsible are the politicians who protect such people and still roaming free.
Anurag Tripathi has done a fantastic job bringing out the beastly face of the self styled god man Gurmeet. The devil should always languish behind bars for the henious crimw he has carried out brazenly over the years. Its also a bitter truth that all the political parties and politicians are hand in glove with the many self styled godmen that this country has. Its bcos they want their foolish disciples to vote for them blindly. A sad state of affairs for this country. However kudos to Anurag once again for detailing in dept the whole story of Gurmeet.
I am not impressed by this book. It really has nothing to say. I don't feel I have gained any knowledge or insight into Dera Sacha Sauda or Gurmeet Ram Rahim after reading this book. If you watch the news and read newspaper articles, you shall have pretty much the same insight into this subject as someone who has read this book. I disagree with Hartosh Singh Bal who labels this book a "sociological study" in the foreword. It is not. It is simply a work of reportage narrated by the journalist who did the reporting. No intellectual insights are to be found here. The book does not suffer from clumsy English. It is clearly written by someone who is at ease with the language. However, I doubt Mr. Anurag Tripathi is responsible for this. He appears to be somebody more conversant in Hindi than English. The person responsible for the good English in this book, most likely Ms. Harinder "Shammy" Baweja, should have been acknowledged as the co-author. Nobody benefits from the ruse that Tripathi can speak English.
All in all, I am saddened to have paid money to read this work of eminent mediocrity and I urge all reading this review to avoid the same fate.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. The events detailed therein occured during the period not long back. Indeed much of the happenings are of recent past. As such, it was just recalling them. But, so much was revealing . Much was unknown to most of the populace. Thus, it became quite interesting.