What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat
Rating: 4 out of 5
Firstly, I am not very much into non-fiction. Especially, when they are about change in country, in its economy, in its infra structure and so forth. Of course, I love India. But reading about such things are way over my head. And how I got to pick this book is a story in itself.
I knew about this book, a couple of months before it was out. The title says, 'What young India wants'.
"I am a young Indian, myself. Why do I want to read it?" I asked myself and laughed. After that I never gave it a thought. Also from a few people, I came to know that it was not worth it. Not worth it because non-fictions are not my type.
But then, two weeks after the book is out, there was a buzz - though low, there was a buzz - about the books. The ratings online were pretty good. Still reading a non-fiction is not what I am prepared for.
One day, I was dusting my books and came across my Chetan Bhagat collection. I looked at them. Mind you, I am proud of my book collection. Then I noticed there are all the books of Chetan Bhagat except for one - What Young India Wants. So with due consideration and suggestions from many friends - believe me, that is the first time I took such an effort to pick up a book - I got this book.
Now, after reading it, I feel so fortunate to pick it up.
After reading Introduction - named, My Journey, in the book - of the book, I was glued to it. It contained about ten pages of author's autobiography. Short and quick autobiography. He described his journey, how he - a novelist - ended up writing a non-fiction.
Line liners adores at the starting of every chapter.
It projected the real India - the present India - in front of me. Right in front of my eyes. There were many issues discussed in this book. Most of which I am not aware of, due to my fair lack of interest in knowing the happening or watching news.
One thing I want you to notice is the title of the book. It isn't 'What young India wants?'. It is 'What young India wants'. Hope you get that. It doesn't end with a '?'. It isn't questioning. The author questions India. And then, answers them. Gives the solution for numerous issues., which make India a better place to live in.
Of course, blaming the politicians could answer all the questions. But remember that politicians are always elected by us, Indians.
Wake up, India. At least, I have....
Very powerful and carries a very strong message.
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I would recommend this book to every India who can read English. Everyone because change starts with a person, but the country is changed only when its people change.