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and inspiring read, The Edge Of Desire chronicles Shruti’s troubled and heartbreaking story, and her fight against the outdated rules of the society and the machinations of politics.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.
Not for the faint of heart.
Too political... more like a documentry
True page-turner by Tuhin
The Edge of Desire - An incredible novel!
Must Read !!! Aweseome.
A good read for fun... who has at least some interest in politics...
Certified Buyer, Hisar
The whole gamut of human emotion
A Good book to Read
The Edge of Desire
Certified Buyer, Oddanchatram