The next post in this series is the Book Review of Tum Tak, a debut book by Hema Bisht (a beautiful love story)
I came across Hema’s blog in of the blog challenges I had participated a few months back and that blog was in Hindi. As I am from UP, I have an affection for this language since childhood. It smells of my roots, my home, my family. Lately, I learned about Hema’s book from one of my fellow bloggers Sonia Dogra’s Facebook post and immediately downloaded the book. Such is the power of Hema’s writing. Here are my thoughts on Tum Tak.
Title: Tum Tak
Author: Hema Bisht
Format: Kindle E-book
About the Author:
Hema Bisht is a software engineer who is currently based at Melbourne, Australia. She loves pursuing her passion of writing and photography. Hema blogs at https://realizationblog.wordpress.com/ and this is her debut book.
About the book:
This book is about a young girl whose aim in life is to make her father proud by earning a software engineer degree and a decent job. While she is focused on her dream, life happens and she secretly falls in love with her friend, Palash. Its about how she fells in love, and her hidden feelings, her desires and dreams, her confession and acceptance. Its about the long distance relationship of two lovers.
In the story, Harsha juggles between the different roles – a responsible daughter, a sister, a sincere student, a friend, an aspiring engineer and a lover. Being a simple girl from a middle class household, she thinks several times, the consequences of her actions. Palash is a fun loving, intellectual, and lively boy with whom Harsha feels comfortable and herself. She realizes her love for him when they move away from each other to different cities for studies.
This book will remind you of your college life, hostel days, challenges every young girl faces in the society and you may also find a glimpse of your love story.
Tum Tak is a breeze of fresh air. It is a beautiful love story that revolves around a girl and her emotions. This book talks about friendship, love, and relationships. Hema has beautifully portrayed the relationship of Harsha and her father. She has shared the snippets from Harsha’s hostel life and how a simple girl adapted herself to the new lifestyle. Her visits to PCOs and cyber cafes will transport you to 90’s and 2k era. Her ragging sessions in the college, freshers party, college pranks, senior interactions, late night walks in the hostel campus and longing for her love in those cold nights is very beautifully described by the author. Where Harsha longs for Palash, waits to see him, feel him and talk to him daily, she finds Palash quite rational and ruthless.
Was this a one sided love story or Palash also had a soft corner for Harsha? Was she able to fulfill her father’s dream by getting a job? To read more about Harsha and Palash, pick up this book. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.
After a long time, I read a book in Hindi and felt butterflies in my stomach. The author has a great command over the language and the narration is absolutely brilliant. The readers can visualize everything happening infront from them like a movie. Its a fast paced story that will make you turn (scroll) the pages till the end. The story is fresh and keeps the readers intrigued throughout. The titles of every chapter are popular Bollywood songs and Hema has used mostly self clicked pictures in the book. She has sprinkled a dash of humour in the entire book which is really enjoyable. Like me, if you are also from UP, you will enjoy the book even more because of the vernacular terminology. The book will make you nostalgic with the mention of various locations in Lucknow.
I don’t see any room for improvement in the book except the book cover. It pictures a train hence no one can guess its a love story, I think it could have been designed differently. Rest, its an amazing book to grab. My verdict for the book is “Maza aa gaya padhke”
Tum Tak is available on Amazon for Rs. 149 and free on Kindle Unlimited. Grab your copy here
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