- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: Gargi Publishers; First Edition edition (12 August 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9384382086
- ISBN-13: 978-9384382087
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.4 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,88,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Her Resurrection Paperback – 12 Aug 2015
About the Author
Soumyadeep Koley is a writer, poet, women’s rights activist and photographer. After graduating with Honours degree in Chemistry from Scottish Church College, Kolkata, he joined the global fight against violence on women. He has worked with Jason Jayology Jeremias, the Founder and Artistic Director of Price of Silence, New York, which employs performing arts to bring the global struggle for women's rights to life. Soumyadeep has three years of experience in psychological counselling of domestic violence and rape survivors from India and abroad, through unique mystical and metaphysical techniques.
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Cover and Title
The image of tainted woman's face with blood red tears is the cover of the novel. The cover is successfull in depicting the immense pain that our protagonist. Maya undergoes in the story.
The title is equally apt as the second half of the story deals with fighting the society and reclaiming back a normal life after a series of painful events kill Maya emotionally.
My views of the Plot
The plot of the story is a woman's struggle against the patriarchal society to fight and grab away her own position. She is continuously mocked, sexually abused, left helpless and taken advantage of, betrayed and lost her loved ones. The book is oozing of pain and blood and the Author has proved to me, Pen is Mightier than the sword. You will see the naked truth of India, a country where people won't bother even if they see you being sexually abused on a busy road in broad daylight. A country where the darkness of night turns the gentlest of men into starving wolves. Where going back into the gutter is easy, every one will give you a push. However,no one will give a hand to pick you up.
My favourite part in the book was Saadia's conversation with Maya. The reflection of a prostitute's mindset is painfully heartbreaking.
"We are the scapegoats of the vagaries of men's desires. When a man is here having sex with us, you know, somewhere in the city,a girl is saved from being raped. We are a bunch of women soldiers of the country, who give up their lives for the cause of the nation."
5/5 stars, no doubt. Everything is flawless in the book except a couple of typos.
'Her Resurrection’ by Soumyadeep Koley is the fantastic thriller which enlightens so many unsaid and hidden dark truths of prostitutes’ life. Maya’s journey represents the life of so many unlucky prostitutes. The book tells the journey of common girl’s entry to exit in prostitution. This novel highlights the horrible fact that how emancipate life or even a thought of emancipation is almost impossible in the destiny of prostitutes. The novel thrills us with so many twists and turns and motivates us to think positively. I totally agree with a prediction on page no. 211 about this story of ‘Her Resurrection’, I exactly mean “Maya’s (possibly true) story will give immense strength and support to rape survivors, survivors of sex trafficking, as well as prostitutes. It is indeed a moving eulogy to every Indian woman’s life.”
I would highly recommend the novel ‘Her Resurrection’ to all photographers, models, respected citizens of the society and prostitutes themselves.
I am giving 4.15 out of 5 stars to the novel ‘Her Resurrection’ by SoumyadeepKoley.
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What is it like to be an unwanted girl-child in India? What is it like to be sexually harassed at a tender age of five? After being tricked and forced into prostitution, can such a woman fight back to emancipate herself from the unyielding shackles of that life, and intermingle with the ‘society?’ Or would she get lost in the sands of time like the ephemeral existence of a sand dune beset by a sandstorm?
So begins Maya’s story in the picturesque countryside of Maharashtra, where she grows up amidst cruelty and domestic violence, being an unwanted girl-child. Yet, like a lonesome beacon beset by sinister wilderness, she pursues her dreams of reaching the stars with her tiny wings. One night, a twist of fate triggers a series of incidents, when she loses everything she had—even her virginity.
Severely traumatized after her father’s death, her mother’s imprisonment, and her own gang-rape, Maya finds herself all alone in the streets of Mumbai, with wolves lurking around for raw flesh. She’s weary, but not wary. She has no sense of the fate that awaits her. What follows, would change her life forever, as also yours, as her heart wrenching, yet inspiring story echoes through time.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOOK:
• If she is virgin she is a candidate for the market of marriage! As if we girls are not human beings and mere products to be traded.
• Every year I see more and more girls going to schools. Disgusting! When are they going to realize they all belong to kitchen with their damned mothers? This reminds me of a personal incident in school where in I was insulted by my accounts teacher MCP as he said “ tumhe tumhaara miya khilayega” yep you heard it right.
• I loved the bond between Audra and Maya! You always have such friends who help you out who are your true friends. This particular dialogue of Audra was awesome: who in the world said girls shouldn’t drink? “We are strong enough to bleed for a week every month, still managing to remain alive & outlive men in the long run, we are strong enough to give child birth, complete all household chores & go to work and still we are weak enough to drink!
• Women are meant to be submissive &docile; Women shouldn’t learn to read & write; Women shouldn’t wear western clothes ; Women should be married off as soon as possible! Sometimes even before they attain poverty!
• -A drug addict can rehabilitate but a girl with dark past cant..a drug addict has the possibilities of being accepted by the society but a girl is always judged by this so called "patriarchal society" for her past deeds!
• I loved that interview of suchitra the young girl who had contracted HIV Aids.
• Loved the positivity of sadiya. And her reasons for applying a black lipstick was an eye opener that things like this can happen too. AND MANY MORE INCIDENTS.
All in all an excellent read! Loved it!
RATING : 4.8 /5
Story is perfectly painted with all the details of the protagonist and I hope this kind of social message is very much important to have more "resurrection" in real suffering world.
The resurrection can be more colorful, but in any case a must read for all of us, just not for another story, but for an awareness of all.
Waiting for more of this kind from the author in future. All the best!!
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