Book Review of Khwaishein

Khwaishein: Kuch Puri to Kuch Adhuri  Si by Pulkit Gupta is a Hindi Translation. The book has strong emotions that keep you hooked till the end and its my first Hindi novel and I don’t regret reading it.


Cover- The cover has amazing colour scheme where we notice a guy standing alone. This gives us a glimpse of solitude being the segment in the book. The colours tells us about the ups and towns that we are about to read. The ambience is ethereal and one feels mesmerised by it.

Title- THe book has a title as well as a sub title. Khwaishein means desires of a person whereas the sub title Kuch Puri to Kuch Adhuri Si denotes that the desires are just desires, out which some are fulfilled while some are not. The sub title has a deeper meaning which we get to know only after reading this book.

Blurb- ‘ख़्वाहिशें’ सिर्फ़ एक कहानी नही, यह तो एक… सफ़र है – ज़िंदगी का सफ़र। जहां सपने जन्म लेते हैं, कुछ पूरे होते हैं तो कुछ अधूरे रह जाते हैं। जहां रिश्ते बनते हैं, कुछ अंजाम तक पहुचंते हैं तो कुछ बीच मझधार दम तोड़ देते हैं। लेकिन ज़िंदगी चलती रहती है…. इन्हीं सपनों और रिश्तों के बीच… बहते पानी जैसी।
आई.आई.टी. में पढ़ना रचित का सपना है। लेकिन यह सपना टूट जाता है जब बीमारी की वजह से उसे आई.आई.टी. छोड़ना पड़ता है। इसके बाद वह सीए करने का फैसला करता है। पर इस फैसले को अंजाम तक पहुंचाने में वो फेल होता है, बार-बार फेल…। इस बीच रचित से मिलती है राधिका, जिसे वह दिलो-जान से प्यार करता है… राधिका रचित का सहारा बनती है, हर मुश्किल, हर दुख में उसका साथ देती है।
फिर ऐसा क्या हुआ कि रचित को खुदकुशी जैसा संगीन कदम उठाना पड़ा ?
रचित और राधिका का मिलन पूरा होगा या अधूरा ?
क्या रचित के ख़्वाबों की ताबीर होगी ?
तमाम सवालों का एक ही जवाब है – ‘ख़्वाहिशें… कुछ पूरी, तो कुछ अधूरी सी’

Plot- The plot is beautifully woven and revolves around the life of Rachit who happens to be in Engineering College but ends up becoming CA due his health issues and circumstances. The story has a flashback of Rachit’s past life which he narrates to Khushi.

Characterisation- The author has a strong hold on his characters and at times it looks as if Rachit is his mouthpiece. He is a confident carefree guy whose life turns upside after he comes to know about his illness.

Radhika is a flat character and the way she loves Rachit inspite of all the bad behaviour from his end, is breathtaking. She is a true soulmate who understands him so well and the way she gives him a new meaning to live is appreciable.

Style- The author has a simple style of writing. He doesn’t use fancy words but a simple language to convey his thoughts which touch the hearts of the readers. The use of stream of consciousness technique and monologues is the icing on the cake.The use of epistolary technique along with metaphorical representation makes the book impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Hindi novel and planning to read more such.

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About the Author


CA, CS student by profession and a writer by passion, Pulkit is someone who believes in living life to fullest. Born in Sonepat, and brought up in Bijnor (Western U.P.), writing came naturally to him due to his genes and current location. He belongs to the land of Bijnor, which gave our country “Dushyant Kumar”, one of the foremost Hindustani Poet during the 20th Century. He did his schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Bijnor and graduation from MJPRU, Bareilly. Apart from studies, he also represented his school in various plays and won a State-Level English debate competition in both team as well as in Individual category. He is a CA Final and CS Professional Student and also studying Law from MJPRU, Bareilly.
He started writing with a diary and some random poems, but CA gave a professional look to his writing skills. He got associated with Caclubindia in 2008 – India’s no. 1 Interactive Platform for Finance Professionals with over 11 Lac Members. He soon got popular among its members due to his unique genre, where he used to link current life situations with CA life, which proved to be inspiring for students as well as professionals. He was voted “Favourite of the Club” in 2011, and was amongst the youngest professional to be included in the list of experts. Till now he has written over 50 articles and enjoys a fan following of 1 Lac +. Besides this, he has also contributed to other online platforms and maintains a Blog.

Apart from reading and writing, the author loves listening to Hindi music, watch all kind of Hindi movies and follows Cricket and Tennis very closely.
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