Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: Operation Jai Mata Di: Pratik Shah

Operation Jai Mata Di by Pratik Shah revolves around hostage-takers keeping pilgrims at ransom and making demands with the book represent a step forward in the narrative of the trauma and of the absence of trauma, with the outdoor landscapes are confiscated to the five senses and the very possibility of experiencing the reality is put under expropriation.

In an intrepid midnight manoeuvre by armed men, over 10,000 pilgrims are taken hostage en route to the sacred place of pilgrimage of Vaishno Devi, a popular Himalayan pious tourist destination in the disturbed state of Jammu & Kashmir in Northern India.

With the Hindu festival of Diwali just around the corner and elections less than six months away, the administration at the centre is under huge pressure to act as the hostage-takers pressurize to gun down pilgrims on a daily basis, if not the serving Government accedes to their demands.

Faced with such extraordinary proceedings, the country has to ascend above the issues of collective lack of concern and insatiability that have weighed down it ever since Independence with the seizure becomes torture with the mental alteration rolls along the same ink and the same speed.

The anguish, loss of sense of time, hallucinations are accompanied by the mortification of bodily needs and physical abuse with, the physical and moral humiliation, the degradation carried out to the limits that are not obscene further, consequential variation of the writing of the extreme, where the reverse side of a daily muffled is the unleashing of morbid fantasies and the trauma is aesthetically redeemed splash of shit and blood of pulp or from abnormal brutality and overexposed to torture.

The condition of the hostage revives the cave to date the physical boundaries and the frame of the outside world are close, next to match up to the reduction of body to its physiological and mental functions to the development of applications whose primary, almost childlike simplicity has the power of the great eschatological questions.

Get your fill full of action and movement choosing either option allows you to capture all the nuances and know the background of a mission with the daring rescue of 10000 hostages that retraces step by step all the steps of the story, the fear, the risks, the difficulties encountered and the solutions taken.

The authors’ job is perhaps this to continue to narrate and give voice to the events of the world, with the pages are filled with feelings of guilt, doubts, fears that go beyond the book made by mixing thoughts, giving us access to the more human side of hostages treated like animals by their captors. And while the book is polished, precise, with a constant writing and digging in of itself, the author leaves often goes to anger, as it seems to explode as if to get out from the pages of the book and shake.

So the result is not a simple narrative, but a diary in between memory, the value and importance of the testimony, that right in the danger seems to become a moral duty and the concept is reflected on the bad, but also on any concrete manifestation that man brings to the stage each day.

The book adds the adrenaline rush that only chases, shootouts and twists with the book has tried to stay as close as possible to reality despite the demands that a book provides, for what explained on mechanisms and political games, but also to realize how, often, the reality exceeds the fantasy!

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 274 ♥ Publisher: WriteSaidPratik ♥ Published: 2015 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9351746034
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