The Edge of Desire

    The Edge of Desire  (English, Paperback, Tuhin A. Sinha)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • ISBN: 9789350094433, 9350094436
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 324
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    The Edge Of Desire is a fast-paced and gripping book describing Shruti Rajan’s life and ordeals, and boldly addresses topics like the flaws in the Indian judicial system, gender crimes, the angst of the victims of rape, and many others.

    Summary Of The Book

    Set in the 1990s, The Edge Of Desire commences with a description of the VIP cell at Tihar jail, where Shruti Rajan was being detained. Shruti, the newly-married wife of Rohit Verma, the Deputy Commissioner of Kishanganj in Bihar, was a journalist who was the victim of a ruthless rape. Her assailant was Salim Yadav, a notorious man with strong political backing.

    Determined to seek justice, she encounters only dismissals and postponement at the hands of the corrupt state government. She joins politics to ensure Salim’s conviction and slowly grows to be a champion for women everywhere. She slowly refocuses on improving the nation’s security for women, and works towards changing the rape laws in the country. Throughout her crusade, she faces many emotional and marital problems, and is eventually deserted by her husband as well. The one person who stands by her is Sharad Malviya, a leading politician who takes her under his wings. He serves as her guide and mentor during her foray into the complex world of politics, and supports her steadfastly.

    A poignant and inspiring read, The Edge Of Desire chronicles Shruti’s troubled and heartbreaking story, and her fight against the outdated rules of the society and the machinations of politics. Published in 2012 by Hachette India, this gripping page-turner serves as a motivation for all women to stand up for themselves.

    About Tuhin A. Sinha

    Tuhin A. Sinha is a popular Indian author.

    He has authored The Edge Of Power, Of Love and Politics, 22 Yards and That Thing Called Love.

    Born and raised in Jamshedpur, Sinha procured a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Hindu College, and a postgraduate diploma in Communications and Advertising from the National Institute of Advertising in New Delhi. He published his first book in 2006. In addition to authoring novels, he also contributes to columns in popular publications like DNA and The Times of India, and has written scripts for several popular Indian TV shows. Sinha currently resides in Mumbai with his wife, Ramyani DasGupta Sinha, and their son, Neev.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Hachette India
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Author
      • Tuhin A. Sinha
    • Height
      • 7.01 Inches (US)
    • Weight
      • 174
    127 Ratings
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    Not for the faint of heart.

    Anyone who knows me would know that I don't read much of Indian writing, not because I have something against it (which obviously, I don't) but more because I can't relate to the writing style. However, after reading the synopsis, I started reading The Edge Of Desire, not just with an open mind but also with a lot of interest because the plot seemed to be deep and powerful.

    Let me begin with this - Tuhin Sinha's writing is nothing like the stuff I've read before by Indian writers. It's simp...


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    18 May, 2012

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    A shameful exercise of "COPY-PASTE"!

    This is the worst book I have ever read-in other words "could not even finish it and had it leave it halfway". The author seems to be an ardent news follower or maybe he just used the free to use news-archives. He has picked up most of the masala stuff and has tried his best to give them a fundamentalist coating! If you have not gone thorough a newspaper for a while then you may buy this one: but beware there aren't any references to the stories either!

    Prashant Singh

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    29 Jul, 2013

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    Too political... more like a documentry

    Tuhin A. Sinha has done a wonderful job in creating this novel. The journey of woman from no-one to someone is awesome. I enjoyed reading her journey. But my enjoyment was short lived.

    After about 150-160 pages (half of the story). The turn of events seems irrelevant. The first half of the story is a treat but the other half is like reading Indian history via some documentary files. I had to force myself to finish this story, I lost interest after I finished like 60-65% of it. Most of the th...

    Kaushal Dhruw

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    1 Jun, 2012

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    True page-turner by Tuhin

    The EDGE OF DESIRE by TUHIN , in all is a package for the Indian Politics in a narrative way.It gives us an insight into the atrocities that women get victimized to in the current scenario. Politics, the concept, the rules and games of it is enthralling and always kept people, common man as well as people who run the system, very much fascianted.This marvellous book revolves around 2 characters, SHRUTI RANJAN and SHARAD MALVIYA.The mentor-protégée, relationship portrayed between them is qui...

    Aruna Shankar

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    19 May, 2012

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    A Decent Book

    In times when the Indian writing in english scenes look flooded by Chetan Bhagat and his clones, this book comes as a surprise. No low-brow humor, no facebook-twitter saga of predictable love, no funky lingo, no slangs. Just a good story told in simple style; style- that resembles the one from old-school. There are two kinds of book as far as present English fiction scene is concerned. 1. The Hard Core Literary types.2. The senseless ones with the similar stories-similar settings-similar char...


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    19 Jul, 2012

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    Awesome Book!

    I had read Tuhin's Of Love And Politics about 2 years ago. What really impressed me, was the way Tuhin had carefully weaved important national issues in a fiction novel. This is a style very unique to Tuhin.
    I am glad that with The Edge of Desire, Tuhin has not only lived upto the expectations, but also gone a step ahead. Gender crimes, Kashmir, Naxal problem, India's leadership crisis et all, are all dealt with very intelligently in the book. Besides, you can't not fall in love with the prot...

    Samira Sharma

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    18 May, 2012

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    The Edge of Desire - An incredible novel!

    The Edge of Desire is a marvellous read. It may be dealing with politics, rape and other issues, but at its heart, it is a beautiful exploration of relationship dynamics. Be it mentor-protégée, live-in partners, estranged lovers, father-daughter, husband-wife, leader-opposition leader, individual-society, victim-tormentor...and pretty much the entire gamut of relationships that a woman’s life can be influenced by, Tuhin Sinha effortlessly weaves them into an interesting story that makes you w...

    Priyanka Kulkarni

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    8 May, 2012

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    Must Read !!! Aweseome.

    This is the best book I ever read. Awesome ….. I read it after liking the previous books by Tuhin. Shruti Rajan’s character will make you think a lot while some times you say, “Yes, she is right!” or “How come she can do that??” or “What now??” or “Why??” Over all I enjoyed a lot with this book.

    After completing this book I was a bit upset as it’s done so early. I think this should have a sequel. This book is Recommended…. if you’re interested with politics. All I can say about this book is...

    Arun Kumar

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    26 Dec, 2012

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    Not my taste

    I did not like the book and couldn't read beyond two chapters. It doesn't hold you to the story line.

    Nisha Pillai

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    2 Sep, 2014

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    Its good but after a certain point of time it gets on your nerves as the story and the plot seems monotonous. I couldn't complete the book. The first part is interesting but it cannot hold the reader's interest for long. The story is innovative. It deals with the social problems and the dilemma and determination of a woman but it could still have been made a little precise.

    Shreya Basu

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    9 Jun, 2014

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