Book Review: Beaten By Bhagath by S.V. Divvaakar


Beaten By Bhagat Book Review“A Good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells about its author”, views of G.K. Chesterton seem relevant when you go for buying a new book.

What do you think when you visit shopping sites to purchase a new novel? People look at popularity graph, media coverage, author’s persona, and eventually @ the price tag & discount on your pick. Reasonably, you get too many choices to make your selection. And, you can’t read a book just for the sake of writer’s troubled journey from writer to author.

But, have you ever thought about the other side of coin; about the writers, who die with their failed books? Would you like to explore the journey of a book and a person, who sacrifice family, life, leisure just to live up his dream? If yes then this book is for you.

“Beaten by Bhagath” is a near to an encyclopedia of Indian book publishing industry, where writers rarely turn into celebrities and celebrities turn writers overnight. Coz, people love to bank on someone with previous positive track record instead on a struggling writer. So, the book is all about the journey of a professional writer, who aims to become a published author like his long-lost batch mate called Ketan (similar to our revolutionary Chaten Bhagat). The author tells about his troublesome journey of becoming a published author right from penning down the script to becoming a published author.

He frankly speaks about the hidden emotions, personality traits, compulsions, pains, and mental injuries that belong to any creative beings. He speaks in a very simple and lucid tone to communicate effectively with the end readers to convey his message. And, this is something unique. Further, he opens the insider report of publishing world, especially about publishing process of young Indian authors. But while doing so, he keeps his language simple and interesting to meet with aspiring authors and writers.

My Experience as an Avid Reader: Frankly speaking, it was an eye opener for me. It made me familiar with hard-core realities of publishing industry. I still remember the page-turner cliché.  It tells you why a published author passes a note of ‘Thanks’ on buying or even reviewing his book. I used to ask this from authors that they give so much time in creating such fine pieces of prose then why they take trouble in making their books familiar. But, now I know because the urge to get fame goes so strong. And, making the published author dream true is so costly.

50 Word Verdict: “Beaten By Bhagath is a book that tells you about all major & minute things of Indian book publishing industry. And, it increases your chances of being successful in becoming a published author with millions of fans world-wide. So, it’s a book that deserves to stay in your book’s collection.”

Book: Beaten by Bhagath
Author: S V Divvaakar
ISBN: 9382473033
ISBN-13: 9789382473039
Binding: Paperback
Price: INR 125/-

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