Book Review of The Other Side of Corridor by Sujata RajPal

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The Other End of the Corridor 
by 
Sujata Rajpal 


Blurb 

When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor.
Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight. 
She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations.
Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger. 
In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again…
No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams.
Where does this journey take her?

                          Book Review 

The other end of corridor by Sujata Rajpal is every women story .Right from begin ,a women is tamed by father  by his comments like‘Girl should never speak aloud ’or ‘You are marriageable age now, behave yourself ’and then….later on tamed and taunted by her husband if she rightful argues her case with her mother -in -law.So in order protect her family identity and respect , she keeps quiet and accepts their taunts with a smile .But MILs of this country don′t realize that if you insult a woman , who has come to your house as “GrahLakshmi”  then someone  else will taunt  your own daughter as she too will become some one   else′s daughter -in law at some point of time . It is basic newton’s third law of motion .

In this book Sujata Rajpal has portrayed  ‘Leela′s  ’character  in such a way that broke my heart several times .Her wanting to study   further , her dislike for meeting people  and her parents ignoring her wishes are penned down very well.But then  when Vishal enters her life  , what kind treatment  she is given by him and her mother – in-law  , it will make shiver a lot  when you read that phase for her life .And finally at last when she become a famous RJ after facing such atrocities  .It made me smile because after  all these happening Leela had the guts to forgive her Mother -in -law “That part in this book I  like a lot  as it proves women are stronger and have huge heart to forgive a person daam easily”

Full marks for this book .Highly recommended read .

I received ARC of this book by the author herself via TBC. Thanks Rubina for the same 

 

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Excerpt
“The corridor, I was walking down didn’t have a trace of illumination. I couldn’t see the other end. But I kept moving and now, I realize that more than the light, you need the determination to keep moving, keep struggling for your dreams, for your existence, for your survival.”
I had lived in a dream world all my life, always blaming the circumstances for my own weaknesses. I could never gather courage to stand up to circumstances. For how long would I keep blaming others for my own shortcomings. And for how long would I keep dreaming- my dreams never aligned with the real world; my dreams and real life never converged at any point. ‘I definitely had experience but only in building castles in the air.’
About the Author 
Author’s profile :Sujata Rajpal is a Corporate Communication & PR professional turned a full-time author. She holds an MPhil degree in Economics and has studied Mass Communication from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She also writes articles and short stories for publications and journals. Sujata is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys being a Toastmaster. She currently lives in Mysore.
The Other End of the Corridor is her first novel.

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