Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ Books on the life of women always touch your heart and this book is also in the same category. Wonderful Narration which will never let you put down the book till you finish it. The latter part of the story gives you hope to fight with your problems.
About The Author: Soumyadeep Koley is a writer, poet, women’s rights activist and photographer. After graduating with Honours degree in Chemistry from Scottish Church College, Kolkata, he joined the global fight against violence on women. He has worked with Jason Jayology Jeremias, the Founder and Artistic Director of Price of Silence, New York, which employs performing arts to bring the global struggle for women's rights to life. Soumyadeep has three years of experience in psychological counselling of domestic violence and rape survivors from India and abroad, through unique mystical and metaphysical techniques.
About The book: So begins Maya’s story in the picturesque countryside of Maharashtra, where she grows up amidst cruelty and domestic violence, being an unwanted girl-child. Yet, like a lonesome beacon beset by sinister wilderness, she pursues her dreams of reaching the stars with her tiny wings. One night, a twist of fate triggers a series of incidents, when she loses everything she had—even her virginity.
Severely traumatized after her father’s death, her mother’s imprisonment, and her own gang-rape, Maya finds herself all alone in the streets of Mumbai, with wolves lurking around for raw flesh. She’s weary, but not wary. She has no sense of the fate that awaits her. What follows, would change her life forever, as also yours, as her heart wrenching, yet inspiring story echoes through time.
‘Her Resurrection’ bravely paints an appalling picture of the society. Heartbreaking, hopeful and immensely healing at the same time, this emotional rollercoaster through dreams, tragedy and triumph is a moving tribute to womankind. Are you ready to embark on a transformational journey with Maya?
Review: “There is still magic in every day” This quote is fully applicable to this story. It means life is beautiful and never lose hope. Fight with your problems and you will surely succeed. That is what Author Soumyadeep would like to tell with the help of Maya’s story. Maya had a very painful life and she had to struggle a lot in order to win in the end. The concept was although not very fresh as stories of rape and prostitutions are written by many writers, but the best thing about this book is its wonderful narration and important message which Author had conveyed at the end. I as a reader fell in love with Maya’s struggle for life. It was emotional as well as will touch the heart of the reader. The cover of the book is beautifully designed by Ammol Karambe. The title “Her Resurrection” perfectly suited to the story. Yes in the end it was maya’s rebirth. The blurb and prologue will attract you to read the book at a stretch without any stoppage as it was wonderfully described. Maya’s and Damien’s relation were well presented. I like this line “One does not need a Master’s degree to excel in life. Experience is the greatest teacher.” Overall a Nice and wonderful book to read. Everyone should read it. It will change your perspective towards life. All the best Author. Keep writing…
Drawback: I wished her mother should be alive to see her daughter’s success. Her character was not properly defined.