February 14, 2017

Book Review: Thinking with me by Subrata Roy Sahara

Think with Me

Author: Subrata Roy Sahara
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 3.5/5

It is rightly said- “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ‘Thinking with me’ is more like a self-help book that aims to make Indians realize the importance of doing good and being the change they want to see. With a clear and apt blurb, the author targets the colossal problems India is facing in the present time. Even though we are one of the most rapidly progressing nations, the country fails to provide ample opportunities for the citizens.

The author has touched upon some really sensitive issues like election system, education system, religion, media, etc. He has successfully highlighted the points that need our attention (as citizens of India). There is no doubt in the fact that we are changing- be it our mentality, our outlook, our approach to things and in terms of our personality. We are a part of the change but there are certain things that stay with us till we decide to leave them behind. The Indian attitude towards growth and development is such.

“Think with me” is not the usual nonfiction novella. It outlines the flaws in the system, in broad strokes. The title of the book is direct and apt. The cover of the book is subtle and catchy. I would like to compliment the quality offered by Rupa Publication. It is top notch! The author has carefully taken care of the blurb and presented it with utmost precision and care. The font (style, size) is perfect. The layout, content section, division of chapters, and the typesetting is fine.

Coming to the content in the book, the content could have had more details as I wished the author exposes the dark side brutally. For the ones who have a flair for nonfiction books and are open to varied perspectives, this book will definitely be well liked. The author has used lucid and extremely simple language ( a boon for all people, in general, and loss for the ones seeking creative writing). Nevertheless, this book does not leave its readers like a lost ball in high weeds, for it relates to everybody.

All said and done, the book definitely aces the test. Yet another marvelous feat by the author and the concept is worthy of appreciation.
Best wishes!

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Review copy: Provided by Rupa Publishers

1 comment:

  1. Well explained.
    You have a talent in making the readers curious about the book