Book Review of I am Called Ranjit.
by Lakshmi Menon
Name of the Book - I am Called Ranjit
authored by Bev Clarke
When I saw a book by Bev Clarke, a Canadian author, with the name "I am called Ranjit," which sounded like an Indian story, I was curious to check it out. After reading the free sample I was not disappointed. I immediately bought the book and began to read it. It was about a Canadian tourist's return to Mumbai, a city she loved and hated. She was returning to the city after a long gap of 25 years.
The story is told in first person through the character of Christine. This is one of those books that is a pleasure to read and keep you intrigued and wanting to just keep on reading.
The author takes you through the poor and rich areas of Bombay, which is now called Mumbai, to find her long lost little friend, an orphan boy called Ranjit, whom she had met during her first visit to the city of Bombay. In the process, she also finds her long lost love Vijay Mahajan, a successful entrepreneur, whom she had ignored earlier for the sake of culture difference. During a terrorist attack in the city she gets a chance to have a better understanding of Vijay, which changes not only her life, but of the orphan boy also, who is now a married man with a child, to an extent that Ranjit could never dream of.
A well written book, with a fascinating story intervened with love, loss, hatred, joy, friendship and compassion, and I would gladly recommend it to any book lovers.
The Book is available here - ***