- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (12 October 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 812914204X
- ISBN-13: 978-8129142047
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 155 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
A graduate from IIT Kanpur, Sumit Agarwal is a successful businessman. He is also a music composer, lyricist, singer, actor and writer. His music videos can be viewed on his YouTube channel, or on his website www.sumitagarwal.net.
Sumit runs an NGO, Prerna (www.prernaa.org). Among its many social welfare initiatives, the NGO has adopted ten government primary schools, in order to facilitate quality education. He is also the founder of Kasauti, a consortium of NGOs formed to aid clean and answerable politics.
From the Publisher
A Conversation with Sumit Agarwal
Q1. How did the idea for this book come about?
Sumit Agarwal: I had this dream from childhood to see my country march ahead. I felt we had huge potential but somehow we do not work that hard as we should. We want to win back our lost pride but don’t want to take pains. Around 3 years back I finally started painting this picture which shows that all of our dreams about the country can become a reality if the youth works towards it.
Q2 .What theme draws you in the most as a reader and a writer?
Sumit Agarwal: As a writer I am committed to the patriotic theme, which is very close to my heart. I shall continue to write stories with a message and with the intention to inspire our country's youth to participate in its development. As a reader I am drawn to a variety of subjects including mythology, thrillers and romance.
Q3. Four Patriots is the story of certain individuals who become victims of a corrupt system that leaves them humiliated and helpless. Do you identify with the protagonists of your story? Is this your story too? Did you fight back, much like your characters?
Sumit Agarwal: Yes, on numerous occasions. Everyone at some point or another becomes a victim of the system. One of my factories was totally burned down in 2012. I lost my life time of earnings in that incident. The system made every effort to harass and exploit us, even lodging an FIR against us that we intentionally set fire to our own factory killing few of our own people. I fought back on several fronts and managed to survive and thrive against the odds.
Q4. You have a degree in chemistry, did you always know that you would manage chemical manufacturing companies someday?
Sumit Agarwal: Yes, being the only son, it was my responsibility to do so. My father worked very hard to build his little empire which provided employment to hundreds of families, so I decided to carry on the legacy. I also love my family too much and didn’t want to stay away from them, and hence I didn’t explore any opportunities to live abroad like many other IITians.
Q5. As a first time author, was it difficult for you to find a publisher?
Sumit Agarwal: Yes, it always is, and I was no exception. I had many rejections before my script was finally approved by Rupa.
Q6. Who brings out the best in you?
Sumit Agarwal: My wife, Riya, who is a constant source of inspiration and support in whatever I do.
Q7. What’s next for you?
Sumit Agarwal: If you are asking about the writing part, another patriotic thriller, with a new and even more interesting flavor. It’s brewing in my mind. Many more music videos and a series of lectures across colleges and institutes for nation building.
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Top customer reviews
The first part deals with the past, about what motivated them to come out to the spot light, they left their life of comfort for the collective good.
The second parts joins the individuals together and are refferred to as 'The Quadro' and deals with their fight with the vampires of modern politics, and how they strive to make the system trust worthy and clean once again.
This book is aimed towards the youth of this country,the author encourages the youth to quit being patriotic on social media by sharing and liking virtual posts and to come out of their comfort zone and do their part in making India better and to free our country from the evils of ''dirty politics''.
( " Have you ever fallen victim to the system? Felt humiliated and helpless? Have you fought back? " ) & hence I decided to give it a shot.
Now coming to the Book,
It has four young enlivened men who are primed to do something for their country.Their willingness to serve the country without any expectations will certainly Inspire a loads of people. The journey is unforgettable and breathtaking. The content keeps you stick to the scene all the time.
The versatility of characters and there mindsets are presented exceptionally well. I enjoyed knowing each of them.
Author has indeed pointed out crucial issues and muddles in the society and in the system.But the best part is, he even went a step ahead and tried propounding the practical solution for the issues.
I am really astonished seeing the optimism The Four Patriots radiated. It certainly Revokes the emotion of true patriotism and motivates us to do our part towards development of our Nation.
I will definitely Recommend everyone to Read this Book, its worth your valuable time.
The writing style of the author is good, not great not average. Narration was very smooth, dialogues were not very powerful but they left an impact when a good turn supported them.
Pick this up if you are in the mood of reading a patriotic fiction.
Somewhere we all doubt if anything good can happen in this country. But it's good that someone doesn't think so and that someone is going to bring the change. I was happy to see the changes in the country through this story but I still think that if it can ever be true. I recommend this book to all the youths who actually want to bring about a change in this never changing depressing era. It will motivate them to never let the candle of hope blow away like it motivated me,that it's us who are the change. Disheartened hearts are going to be very dear to this nation. SO, keep the faith with SUMIT AGRAWAL and "THE FOUR PATRIOTS" and grab a copy.
'The four patriots' is a political thriller which deals with the every aspect of politics , and force on the saying that if politics is a mud we will have to enter and clean it.
After reading the book, one is left with the thought that why he is waiting for someone to come and make everything good else doing anything for his country .
That's all I can say , you better read the book and go through the vibes of patriotism.
I’m an avid reader and I strongly recommend this book,
Surely looks like work of an IIT’ian…too idealistic and ambitious at places,
Thought it ALL FALLS IN PLACE TOWARDS THE END. :)
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