Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Brajesh's Review : Witness The Night

Kishwar Desai's - "Witness The Night" is a strong idea with a dark story. but which has a happy ending.

I particularly liked the way each chapter is constructed. The first part is from the diary of a girl child, the second is an account of investigation into 13 murders conducted at a house during one night and the last is an e-mail exchange between the investigator and a widow living in the UK.

It would have been easy to get all self indulgent in such a construction but Kishwar Desai keeps the story central and fast paced.

There are a number of social issues raised in the book, but the central one of female feticide in Punjab is depicted in all its darkness. "Witness the Night" is a depressing account of our society, which is deeply disturbing but worth a read.

Rating : 3 / 5

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