This is the first time I have read a book by Randeep Wadhera.
As one reads, one can feel the pain and anger of someone who loves his country and can’t really do anything about it. And this is exactly why writers write. We write because our pen (or the PC nowadays) helps stem that helpless feeling. We are not “not doing” anything about it. We are writing about it. We are sharing our thoughts with others and hopefully it will reach those people who can do something about it.
Wadhera has a way of describing things
It had me nodding my head and saying, “Yes, that is so apt.”
It resonated with me when he says
But as I read, I also felt sad. This is because though Wadhera talks about a dystopian world, the boundaries between fiction and reality get blurred. Parts of the story are too near home and one can only wish that solutions in real life were a possibility.