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  1. Somnath Somnath says:

    Gopal Muthusami s tale of the travails of rural India during the 1970s kept me spellbound Santosh, a young, idealistic engineering graduate returns to his roots in a backward region in Tamil Nadu He plans to set up a small scale unit and also farm his ancestral lands For the next three years, he has a roller coaster ride, being confronted by obstacles at every step His indomitable will, youth and vigour keep him going and he wins most of the battles but he loses the war as he has no answer t Gopal Muthusami s tale of the travails of rural India during the 1970s kept me spellbound Santosh, a young, idealistic engineering graduate returns to his roots in a backward region in Tamil Nadu He plans to set up a small scale unit and also farm his ancestral lands For the next three years, he has a roller coaster ride, being confronted by obstacles at every step His indomitable will, youth and vigour keep him going and he wins most of the battles but he loses the war as he has no answer to the fury of nature.The pace of the narrative never slackens In a series of brilliantly interwoven incidents, the author describes Santosh s journey In doing so, he touches upon every major aspect of life in the rural hinterland the pernicious caste system, the indifference shown to the female child and her progeny, the in built resistance to modern methods of farming, the machinations of the caretaker , the tendency to attribute everything to the will of God and the all pervading corruption and dishonesty Santosh is tripped and betrayed at every step but fights on nevertheless until there is nothing left to fight for.For those who have worked in rural areas, this is indeed a fascinating and hard hitting story For those who have not, it offers a rare glimpse of life in backward areas Most such stories do not have a happy ending and this is no exception One really feels for Santosh, who has clearly bitten offthan he can chew But Santosh tackles every crisis in his own way and, in several cases, succeeds in beating the system The characters of the dramatis personae are extremely well sketched and seem to come alive during the narration Evenremarkable is the underlying sense of humour of the author which manifests itself throughout the story In the end, however, one is left with a deep sense of sorrow and an acceptance of the inevitable I would recommend this book most highly and look forward to the author s next venture


  2. Dev Kar Dev Kar says:

    The story captures the hopes and frustrations of Santosh, a young Indian engineer who goes to his ancestral village in South India to establish a small rice and paddy processing plant in the mid 1970s Buffeted by the vagaries of nature, poor infrastructure, inefficient and highly corrupt state and local government, Santosh s best efforts are thwarted To make matters worse, the very people he tries to help look for every opportunity to profit from his failure The story has no heroes, only vill The story captures the hopes and frustrations of Santosh, a young Indian engineer who goes to his ancestral village in South India to establish a small rice and paddy processing plant in the mid 1970s Buffeted by the vagaries of nature, poor infrastructure, inefficient and highly corrupt state and local government, Santosh s best efforts are thwarted To make matters worse, the very people he tries to help look for every opportunity to profit from his failure The story has no heroes, only villains Yet, it remains a testament to the power of the human spirit to prevail against all odds and emerge stronger from adversity I would hope that the author will write a sequel to the story where Santosh compares his experiences in the pre reform India with current post reform after 1991 period Have economic conditions such as infrastructure and corruption issues such as bribe taking increased or receded in perceptible ways


  3. Dhurjati Dhurjati says:

    The author has a quirky sense of humour and an excellent command of the English language The description of characters and events are graphic and exhaustive so much so that the story unfolds like a movie The flow of events is so gripping that it is difficult to put down the book till you finish it.


  4. Jyothi Jyothi says:

    The book describes the experiences of a city bred engineer in his native village The vivid descriptions and portrayals of various rural characters and officials make for very interesting reading and tells about human nature without being seen through the rose coloured lenses of Indian movies.It is easy to picture the scenes described and feel the emotions of the protagonist His interactions with different government officials and officers of the lower court reveal corrupt practices, as is to b The book describes the experiences of a city bred engineer in his native village The vivid descriptions and portrayals of various rural characters and officials make for very interesting reading and tells about human nature without being seen through the rose coloured lenses of Indian movies.It is easy to picture the scenes described and feel the emotions of the protagonist His interactions with different government officials and officers of the lower court reveal corrupt practices, as is to be expected, but also tells about surprising honesty and integrity in some individuals The misfortunes that befall him are related with a light touch and without melodrama A humorous and engrossing page turner which is a must read for those interested in tales of the real India


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A Twist at Every Turn ❃ [EPUB] ✻ A Twist at Every Turn By Gopal Muthusami ➜ – Thomashillier.co.uk Santosh, a young engineering graduate, goes from a city to his backward, native village in Thanjavur, South India, to start a small manufacturing factory and farm his ancestral landsSet in the mid s, Santosh, a young engineering graduate, goes from a at Every PDF/EPUB ¿ city to his backward, native village in Thanjavur, South India, to start a small manufacturing factory and farm his ancestral landsSet in the mid s, the story describes Santosh s serious and humorous interactions with the local folk and their idiosyncrasies, his attempts at farming, the obstacles he faces from the local A Twist Kindle - authorities, the machinations of his dishonest caretaker Govindraj who has been looking after his family s property for many years and embezzling their money and how Santosh struggles to cope with the various adverse situations that continually confront and challenge him.