Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Book Review: Parliamental by Meghnad S.


I thank Blogchatter to send me this copy of the book in Book Review Program, and I am happy to share with you all honest detailed review of the book. In the age of politics in every section of society this book comes with a witty take on it.

Book Cover: The cover looks amazing which has the round parliament building at the back drop and caricature of many great political personalities & other people involved in the job in a colorful attire are portrayed each doing their own business.

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Title: The title of the book is very creative which clearly depicts the melodrama that takes places inside the two houses of the parliament.
Overall, a very sarcastic title of the book and great cover for a reader to start.  


About the author:
Meghnad S. is a columnist, public policy professional, podcaster and YouTube creator. He is very active in social media influencer and also worked with members of Parliament across party lines for seven years as a public policy analyst and research aide.

Plot:  Raghav Marathe, son of Arnav Marathe dislikes to be known through his father's identity, is a
a person who loves to create buzz among the people through his twitter account @Arnavinator. Prabhu Srikar wins the election from his constituency and is elected as an MP for the very first time. Raghav helps Srikar in writing down all his speeches during the rallies and finally land up in the round building as Srikars PA.  Both Raghav and Srikar totally novice about the in’s and outs of the parliament try to make a different place by opposing their own party bills. 

Best voted:
·      The duo's topsy turvy life among the other political party members is worth reading. In this journey they face many challenges and learn that politics and ideology does not go hand in hand.
·      Another interesting character is of journalist Nikita Gohil who works for Daily Plug online magazine keeps digging deep down many important events.
·      Both Raghav and Nikita try their best to oppose the social security Bill and to spread awareness among the people about its ill effects.
·      It is interesting to read whether they succeed or will they fall trap of the system?
·      Will Raghav ever know about his fathers past? This question keeps the reader intrigued till the end.

Thump on the table:
·      The author very well explained the parliament sessions in a very simple language.
·      The writer showed his twitter love by assigning hashtags to titles of each chapter.
·      The events in the parliament described in this book were real but were cleverly guarded by a pinch of fiction.
·      The footnotes of each chapter were witty and added value to the characters.

Final word:
This book was a boundless read and it is good that the author kept it to the point. Lovely portrayals of characters make this book stand out. It is for one and all that want to taste the bittersweet politics. Hope to read another book by author on same lines.

Book Details
Book : Parliamental
Author: Meghnad S.
Genre: Political Satire
Publishers: Harper Collins
Paperback: 220 pages
Price: 254 on Amazon.in
Rating: 4.5/5


This book review is a part of my Write Tribe ReadingChallenge 2019 where 12 book are to be reviewed in one month of a year. I have picked the prompt number 11 - Book that was gift. This review is of month July, you can find all reviews in the linky here

@Meenal

32 comments:

  1. This is powerful and intresting book ...I really want to check this out!! Thanks for the wonderful review

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  2. I know a friend who is very much interested in politics and parliament. I must share this with him!

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  3. A fictional work on Indian politics witty take earning a 4.5 star review must be worth a read. Loaded to TBR pile

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    1. The author has described the things very beautifully!

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  4. I heard about the book and now read the review too. Indian politics has different shades. This book seems interesting.

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    1. This book on political melodrama is worth reading!

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  5. Looks like a great book.i will definitely give a read

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  6. Seems like a great book, will give it a read for sure.. Thanks for the lovely review..

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  7. This book certainly sounds interesting. I've read Meghnad's work and like his way of writing. Shall give this a read.

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    1. I read his book for the very first time and yes he is good at expressing things.

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  8. I like reading political thrillers .Your review intrigued me to buy it soon

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  9. Looks to be a great fiction read and with a social media lover author.

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    1. Yes few political real events closely guarded with fictitious characters.

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  10. Sounds interesting... Especially given the political melodrama that keeps happening in our country!

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    1. The book just clearly explains the parliament sessions.

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  11. This book looks a great read for my weekend reading sessions. I would get it.

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    1. The author has kept it to the point...one can finish reading the book fast.

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  12. So one can read many unknown facts about politics from here. I think such books help us to do good in life. Infact motivate us in all possible ways.

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    1. This book is a reflection of the background work and tactics that plays in the Parliament.

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  13. This seems like an interesting read. I'll try to get it. Looking for some good reads currently.

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  14. This book's title is what grabbed my attention. Have added it in my wish-list on Amazon. Thanks.

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    1. Even I liked the title and the cover as well!

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  15. A friend of mine is very much interested in political things. I am going to suggest this book to her. Thanks for the suggestion

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  16. The title is quite intriguing. I like this book's cover much. I might purchase this soon.

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  17. Book Cover and Title are really appreciable!

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