Underrated books to read!
There are certain books that are underrated but are of great value. These books are rare and hold a special meaning in everyone's life. Some of the underrated books are:
The task that did the damage
Poaching is abhorrent. Imagine someone hunting you for money, venting you from your family and people you love. Cutting a part of "You" and selling it for money. And eventually killing you. It's inhumane and devastating too. How will you feel if someone breaks into your house and kills you in front of your family? Zillions of animals are poached every minute, but who cares? They ain't humans right?
The book is set in South India and is based on an Elephant. The book deals with poaching of animals and is seen through three perspectives; the Elephant , poacher and filmmaker. But, losing someone by animal attacks can be painful too.
Gravedigger grew up as an orphan and was sold for labour and exhibition . He grew up terrorizing people and came to be known by his name. Manu, the studious younger son of a rice farmer, loses his cousin to the Gravedigger’s violence and is drawn, with his brother Jayan, starts poaching . Emma is a young American working on a documentary with her college best friend, who witnesses the dark secret between conservation and corruption and finds herself in dilemma .As the novel moves toward its tragic climax, these three storylines emerges to a wrenching story of love and betrayal, duty and loyalty, and the flawed relationship between man and nature.
Tania James with her witty and lyrical writing, highlights the social issue well and at the same time, describes the landscapes of South India, livelihood of farmers and manages to weave a heart wrenching story of love, betrayal and human- nature relationship.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗽𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁, 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗱𝗿𝘂𝗴𝘀.𝗛𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝗺, 𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀. 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆. 𝗜 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻. 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁?
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁. 𝗦𝗼 , 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗮𝘇𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁.𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗶 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿.
3.The picture of Dorian Gray
𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱. 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗲. 𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀, 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻? 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲'𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁? 𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵? 𝗢𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲? 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 '𝗦𝗜𝗡'
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻? 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲, 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲'𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻. 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲. 𝗛𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻. 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻.
𝗗𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗹, 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲'𝘀 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱. 𝗛𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗼. 𝗗𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀 "𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘆" 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝘁.𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗹𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗜𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀.
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝗻. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁. 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮 𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲'𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱 , 𝗷𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀𝘆 𝘆𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲.
4. The train to Pakistan
📌The book is set in the partition time in a village Mano Majra, on the border of India and pakistan".The book deals with murders , rapes conflicts depleting the scenarios of those times. Ah, the pain, the suffering conflicts ,raids break my heart. How hard it was for me to read and not cry.
The most heartbreaking part of the book was when a train arrives carrying dead bodies of sikhs, villages converted in battlefields killing and devastating the harmony of the unaffected village.
The atrocities of police , politicians which we can no longer relate to, the woes of the people makes this a must read.
The language is easy and khushwant Singh',s way of writing makes it more appealing.