Man with the White Beard by Shah Alam Khan | Book Review

Man with the White Beard by Shah Alam Khan

‘Man with the White Beard by Shah Alam Khan’ is a Historical fiction. Shah Alam Khan is a reputed Professor of Orthopaedics at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has written many articles on Social and Political issues. ‘Man with the White Beard’ is his debut novel.

The book revolves around Kulwanti, Balwant and their son, Gurmeet AKA Goldy’s recurring nightmare. Nightmares became Goldy’s friends since he was five years old, it comes uninvited night after night, trapping Goldy in its claws. Man in White Beard is one of the four who stars in his dreams. Shattering his sense of peace. The other three being The old man, a woman, and a toddler.

The four are illegal occupants in Goldy’s mind, haunting even Kulwanti when awake. She seeks ’s help from every religion and Doctor to rid Goldy of his recurring nightmare…

This book also gives its readers a glimpse and taste of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, the Gujarat riots of 2002 and the Kandhamal violence in Odisha in 2007. The book takes us through some of the most horrific moments of recent Indian history. You are left speechless and gasping for breath. The Author cut opens his reader’s heart with his razor-sharp pen, leaving them in pain and tears of past injustice.

What I liked the most was Author Shah Alam Khan’s compassionate writing style. Very easy to understand language.  The author’s compassion shows through the characters. The story haunts you long after you have done reading the book for the day… Characters find ways to cope and befriend the dark past. The book portrays both good and bad in a balanced way, giving you hope.

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!
Dita Von Teese

What I didn’t like about the book was that it was a tad bit longer. The book left me unsettled, giving me a queasy feeling. Too much sadness in a book!!!!

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Clarity has a gleam of truth and truth is always uninvited, unexpected and most perilous. Truth is the nervous pedestrian undecided on whether to cross a busy street or wait for an opportune moment. ‘Man with the White Beard’ is the story of that nervous truth which evades Kulwanti Kaur and her son Goldy.


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