Book Review: Bankerupt: Ravi Subramanian



Bankerupt by Ravi Subramanian is each tad of a swift lick crime novel with banking as the milieu of the enjoyable conspire with schemes, people getting framed for offences not perpetrated, mercilessness, greed and the consequential upshots.

An academy is an organization for top edification as well as exploration but it can also be a consign where educational lustre escort to overstated sense of self, astringent politics and ultimately, assassination.

Put in Mumbai, Coimbatore and Boston, the volume begins on a gifted note at the face where the head of United States of America, Clinton upset with the carnage in his nation, is pondering over Gun Control Act and here on, the tale sets off on in three analogous digressions.

The initial digression is in relation to Cirisha Narayanan, an Indian, associate research fellow in Social Psychology at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), very zealous in relation to her job and one of the most loved folks in her unit, who has climbed meteorically, lurch upon a mysterious memo. Cirisha is tremendously burly headed as well as vocal in relation to her principles and morals and doesn’t like folks in the region of her infringe secure areas for their individual profits.

Similarly the subsequent trail is in relation to Cirisha’s investment banker spouse Aditya Raisinghania, who is in Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) in Mumbai and his connection with a shoe maker, who does not wink once before cutting into shortcuts, and sets up an extremely novel pecuniary swindle. Aditya is very chic at what he does and his establishment values him for that and being one of the top nerves of his bank, Aditya gets freedom to twist stuff his means at any time necessary who is constantly more anxious about the end outcome without paying much notice to the way engaged in attaining the same.

And the third trail is in relation to, Cirisha’s exploiting father Narayanan, who runs a trade of Australia's prime fowl, the emu cultivation in Coimbatore who first meet Aditya at GB2′s bureau when he needed a huge 50 crore rupees to enlarge his production and that puts a lot of stuff undulating for Cirisha, Aditya and Narayanan, provide a extremely gifted set off to the tome.

Later in the paperback arrives three very brawny temperaments working at MIT, Michael Cardoza, James Deahl and Richard who is a research professor and dying to become a Tenure. Michael sweeps off a research project that is presented to Michael Cardoza and his side in reference with the gun control act on the base of ethical and moral view where James and Michael are arch enemies and just can’t stand each other and there sets in motion a chain of slaughter, slander sham and sedition.

In one of her study missions in India, Cirisha by chance find out a reality that child labour is raging in one of the shoe assembling plants of Snuggles Inc, which she spirals to their Head Office in USA, that lugs of the prompt to expose the whole money laundering activities of Aditya and his batchmate in university Shivender, as a effect of which both of them lose their work and Aditya is compelled to join her in USA, as a reliant.

Cirisha, Narayanan, Aditya and a lot of other folks find caught up in this chaos and their verve is altered eternally and in this fracas Cirisha, her co-research don Richard and Aditya find knotted, ending in Cirisha and Richard getting executed cruelly as well as afterwards Shivender. At long last, Aditya cracks the slay obscurity with the aid of the local constabulary with his aptitude only to escape life sentence for a very punishable monetary con case and exist on a tee-total and sore being subsequent to having lost his cherished companion and an active job in banking.

The narrative at last finish with a truth showing that even a highly developed nation like USA is no better than a Third World state like India when it comes to nuisances like offence, murder, fraud, money laundering, black money, uncertainty, legal ambiguities, political intrusion, financial scams, rip-offs, social bias with inequity athwart all echelons of their culture.

The reserve has the kicks at all the exact bends and handles to stay you going till the final few folios where the culmination opens out and you are just left cavernous, realizing the utter lustre of the sonata and the pinnacle with the great fad regarding the order is that even after the loss of a lot of personalities one after another, the account still stays them animate and it gives the impression as if they are not departed in the volume as they take part in the equal part in the yarn.

An ideal bloodcurdling recitation of how industries athwart the globe can alter the existence of folks, in the craving for influence, standing, wealth and self-worth and at length finish up obliterating so many lives of folks and their relations without end.

Conversing further in relation to the scheme the writer has reserved the plan taut as well as slickly slithers from one part to the other with the quantity of research that has been done in order to put all in concert illustrate an unlike aspect of writer’s inscription as well as shocks you at a lot of planes where each one has a reason to slay.

The author is a master craftsman, and identifies what he is lettering and does full fairness to it while tendering precisely that in the true extent and make use of all to maintain the buzz and tempo together all through the tome and crafts certain that all the lofty tips of his legend are on form spread in the paperback so that a booklover doesn’t lose curiosity and keep turning folios with the silky unfolding, with bolts from the blue appear up at the most startling tips in a plain and striking work.

On the whole, the book is an ideal interpret till the finish with the suspenseful story grasp you real bad and you just cannot put it behind but all you would wish for to do is stay turning sheets of this reserve that won’t allow you to slumber till you shape out the true perpetrator at the back of the whole thing that goes wide of the mark in the fairy-tale.


Publisher: Penguin Books ♥ Published:  2013 ♥ ISBN-13: 9780143421382 ♥ Language: English ♥ Binding: Paperback ♥ Pages: 320 ♥ Type: Fiction