Book Review: Because Life is a Gift: Disha

Because Life is a Gift by Disha is real-life success stories of fifteen differently-abled people charted in a tribute to their courage, passion and zest for life of men and women are all different but with a single common denominator the love of life of the characters, who have had the courage of non-resignation. They will challenge your notion of the impossible. They will inspire you to live life to the fullest, because life is truly a gift.

The book will make you think otherwise to sense pride replacing all the feelings of pity and sympathy for they have fought against all odds to achieve their dreams from a ten year old cramped to a wheelchair who is India's youngest patent holder for inventing variants of chess for six, twelve and sixty players, to the Army Major who was affirmed dead in the Kargil war, but is India's first blade runner today, to a woman without hands, who is one of India's leading painters.

There are characters who had suffered terrible accidents, but not the will to live and to run, or who become disabled from birth but by no means has lost their mind. Of course, the characters described did great things, but the thought also goes to the crowd, far from any fanfare, who realizes the bigger challenge to live in dignity, day after day.

The book will make you feel the dense web of thoughts of the mind, the complex motivations that determine choices, challenges, emotions, sacrifice, ability to love and to fight celebrating the success stories of fifteen differently-abled who have decided not to give up on themselves, to live with awareness and autonomy of the fundamental roles and tells the daily lives of the other half of the sky through stories of men and women involved, each in its own way, each in their own voice, in a battle against hypocrisy, treachery, conventions, war or just fear.

These stories of courage of men and women, which represent the so-called unreachable, but thanks to this book is full of anecdotes shown in their daily lives, which is not made of sensational stories but of simple stories and beautiful people with different lives, who lives in the vineyard there from morning to night to those who have welcomed our heroes in the fairy-tale houses of the twenty first century.

The stories outline the work, very different from each other, associated with the stars of classic literary tradition with compassion, self-sacrifice, the maternal instinct; the ability to love; the violence of passion; the physical and psychological weakness; the courage unexpected working out with a sudden gesture without any difficulty.

The book will show you to be able to love in the same way its authors, from the least to the most famous, the most to the least celebrated, each to their own characteristics with the important thing is to bring them all to light and the imperative thing is that all receive the same light.

The mood in the book was inspired by the dialectic of life, a bitter sweet oxymoron with a hint of flavour and a little bitter taste with the book seduces, that is restless, and fascinating, and always keeping the readers attention. It’s a book full of episodes, stories and anecdotes that the author uses to tell us what she has discovered in India.

At times, the scenes become highly charged, and the naturalness of the characters suffers. The reader is enchanted, but not safe until that point can trust. In the end the author decides to do so, to take full advantage of a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a reality different and distant, with a book that captivates the depth and density of the feelings, the emotions, the values that drive our soul as the wind ruffles water waves.

Through this book, you will find that ability to intrigue, that fascinate us as readers, to take us by the arm and convince us, in a few lines, to make the journey with the author into the stories that she is telling. And it is this journey, a noble history, noble because it not only comes from a painful awareness, but because this knowledge is experienced through a valuable tip, so that the exploration of the world of the disabled should not be experienced through the stereotype of a journey through pain and anguish, but this ride can turn into an exploration in search of beauty and life force expressed by the world of the disabled.

Its a very well written book that can be read in one sitting which should be read by everyone from people with disabilities who often cry on; families who are often the first obstacle to the development and affirmation of their disabled children; by young people because they are entrusted with the world of tomorrow, which they hope to be free from fear and prejudice.

The ethical force of the stories told by the author lies in the consideration of diversity made without pity, faced with the frankness and the civilizations that make intense and deep the craft of writing because the characters, the stories, the words of this book require respect and attention to those who, are from a different location and disadvantaged, and proves to be able to teach us the will and life force, the force that is in everyone for all a valuable asset, our awareness of being human.

The author presents them with great intensity and with a masterly style with men and women who live, dream, work, and get excited, for what is life. Life is Love, in any of its forms. And love is to love life, whatever form this has. Too easy to love life when all is well more often optimistic and the true joy of living more authentic, resides in the people who, for whatever reason, feel it more deeply with a great book, for those who close their eyes to certain realities.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 208 ♥ Published: October 2014 ♥ Publisher: Srishti Publishers ♥ ISBN 13: 9789382665250 ♥ Language: English