​BOOK REVIEW OF- The Colour of Love: Trumpets and bugles, there was music all over… Jagdish Joghee

BOOK REVIEW OF- The Colour of Love: Trumpets and bugles, there was music all over…

By

 Jagdish Joghee

The book is provided by <a href= ”https://www.facebook.com/arudhaclub”> Arudha Club</a> in exchange for a genuine review.

Publisher Notion Press, Inc.

Publication date 13 May 2016

Language English

Product Dimensions 12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm

Book length 170

ISBN-10 1945400781

ISBN-13 978-1945400780
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Sarfaraz is brought up with a good value system by his devoted parents. With time, curiosity and adolescent growth pangs take him through many experiences. His first brush with girls starts with a friend, and slowly meanders into casual flirtatious affairs with girls at college. 

All through it, he realises that none of them have his undying, true love. A time comes when he realises who he truly loves, and in the midst of it all, he handles brutal enmity and takes on vile characters that misbehave with his friends. 

Sarfaraz grows up in Coimbatore where a series of bomb blasts occur. His identity is called in question, as his status as a Muslim makes people see him as an enemy. He loses something precious in the blasts and leaves to Sharjah, only for life to find him and surprise him.

THE TITLE-

The title is perfect and very apt for the book. Especially keeping the characters of sarfaraz and Meghna in the backdrop,I loved the title.They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it! The title itself discloses about the contrast which is described in the story. We all love the music of love and how does it feel when the music comes to a halt? The author beautifully puts the title with contrast to colour because love is a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.

REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
The book primarily speaks about finding true love. Sarfarz’s journey of finding his true true love wasn’t easy.Love is the sister to Truth, but they differ in two ways. You must go to Truth to find her. She will never come looking for you. However, you are never to go looking for her sister Love. Love will find you in your own divine timing, when you are ready for her. So don’t look, she will come. She always does. Sarfarz meets Meghna and their love story gets a new touch. Admist the love, I discovered a wonderful message behind the plot.Maybe we shouldn’t be looking for love. Maybe we should be looking for a person. Because maybe you can find love in a person, but not have that person. So if you look for love, what you will find is love. But if you want to belong to someone, and you want someone to belong to you, you should look for a person.

But soon things change with a series of bomb blast that takes place in Coimbatore.We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don’t share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.

Religion doesn’t make anyone bad or harmful. It’s our mentality which does. People in Coimbatore treats sarfarz as their enemy just because he is a Muslim. The author has potrayed the journey of sarfarz very emotionally and with pain from this point of the plot. I admire the author for amalgamating the reference of our cheap mentality with the emotions involved.In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional author producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismis.
Please order the book at https://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/1945400781/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

To experience the true color of love
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE-

THE BEAUTIFUL POTRAYAL OF  THE EMOTIONS BEHIND THE SEARCH FOR TRUE LOVE.
THE BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES LEFT OVER AFTER THE STORY.

3. YOU WILL FEEL THAT The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

RATINGS-

Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.

4 stars out of 5

Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10

Net emotions in the story- 8/10

Usage of words and phrases-8/10

The title, cover and the illustration-8/10

The net impact on the readers- 9/10

 
 

KUDOS TO Jagdish- It was really a beautiful plot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and brought up in the beautiful hill town of Coonoor in the Nilgiris, Jagdish Joghee has always been attracted to the hills and the forests. Growing up in the midst of serenity, Jagdish had enough inspiration to write poems in his school days. He now lives in Chennai, where he works for a leading global information technology services company. Jagdish has worked in some of the top IT companies in India. His passion for writing started early, during his school days. Being a closet writer, Jagdish’s writing was initially confined to journals and scrapbooks. 

Jagdish is an active blogger and writes on issues that have a social impact, apart from reviewing Indian movies. This book is his second attempt at fiction. His first book In Love and Free received a good response encouraging him to continue to pursue his passion. He considers himself more of a story teller than a writer.
Reviewed by-

Sayan Basak

Kolkata

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