Dirty hands pure soul. ♠️ Thank you so much for the copy @dirtyhandspuresoul :) ♠️ Gambling, placing bets and other sorts of illicit activities have always been touchy topics to discuss about. This book provides an in-depth perspective of what happens in the underworld realm of mafia. I must admit that this book took me by surprise. ♠️ This story is about the life of Diwan Rai, who gets entangled within the gambling business. Diwan loses his father at a very young age and makes the hard decision of moving to Bombay from Mulki to support his mother and sister financially. Narayana, his father always stressed on teaching moral values to Diwan which shapes him up into a fine young man over a period of time. His life changes drastically when he moves to Bombay and starts working for a renowned Don's restaurant. ♠️ Diwan earns the tag of being devoted and undying loyalty towards his boss and soon gets recognised between the mafia circle. He joins gambling business when he was just a teen and climbs up the ladder, every year. He gets showered with love from all the bosses he worked with, the biggest one being Shahid Bhai. Shahid takes him under his wing and soon finds a confidante in him. The books talks about how Gambling business works and I found it quite fascinating. The author then adds the love story between Diwan and Kalpana as he finds home in Bombay. ♠️ Majority of this book focuses on Diwan's moral values which he never compromised with. He protected all of his bosses with his life and always remained loyal. His principle that family always comes first was forever followed. The book also paints a picture of his sons Veer and Shiv. I personally, enjoyed reading this book since it was quite a change from the usual thrillers. ♠️ The characters are so well constructed, the plot strong and the flow was superbly executed. Diwan's role left me in awe and also sparked a hint of admiration towards him. Despite of being in an illegal business, his commitment and love towards fellow employees, friends and family was wonderful to notice. There were however few grammatical mistakes but these can be overlooked. ♠️ I would rate this book 4/5.
As her maiden book, the author did a great job in storytelling and also provided good insight in the life of men upholding good morals but forced to adopt the wrong ways. One of the characters in the book rightly says, "people are generally good at heart but are also weak".