First of all, I would like to praise Mr. Pranay Sahu for introducing such a beautiful and offbeat plot to the collection of Indian fiction. The title of the book is THE AMERICAN INDIAN DREAM, where we see the word ‘American’ is struck off. Why so? Why the title instead of being THE INDIAN DREAM didn’t is THE AMERICAN INDIAN DREAM? Apparently both look same. The answer to the above question is embedded on the last lines of the book. “It is indeed a dream, the American Dream, made in India” ‘An American Indian Dream’ is a narrative or rather a monologue.
Roshan, the protagonist of the story is someone who takes charge to the situation and loves to take decision.As stated,’ there are two types of kids in this world-those who listens to their parents and
those who doesn’t”.
So Roshan fell in the second category of kids. Instead of choosing Delhi University, he chose Cornell University. Like many Indians have this idea that a course in USA or UK is much better than in India
Roshan does this too. This is a story about his life; a life which forced him to choose between going to America and staying in India And hence the dream starts, From being a Wall Street Investment Banker to being a jobless put under spiritual arrest, to being hopelessly in love with a hippie ten years elder to becoming an entrepreneur , he lived his dreams throughout his life.
Four years since he lost his job to being ‘graduated to a role of global CEO after handing over the baton of ExcuseMe.com to Ira.’ Roshan is now battling his life after multiple gun shots; defending
his actions before a spiritual guru whom he does not like at all. But life is not always your choice. “The difference between dreaming and making dreams come true is what life is all about.”
The complete plot is very wonderfully woven. The reaction of Roshan’s controversy to every circumstance, the fate, the consequence will keep the readers glued to the book till the end, though at some places the monologues were stretched to a point of losing the interest.
This Post is written for Day#21 of NaBloPoMo which challenges you to a blog post every single day in November. This is a great opportunity to publish posts daily, meet other bloggers, and try something new.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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