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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gulabi - Book Review

Books can be humorous, fictional, romantic,thriller and so on.But the one that I read today is created a different type of emotion in me.It left a thug in my mind. I am still revolving with the characters!

I got this book - Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja for review...



Before going on to the story here is what the author shares...


The book is about experience of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is challenging disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and a significantly altered perception of reality. Its treatment largely depends on medications and psychosocial interventions but no single approach is widely considered effective for all patients. Through this book he offers the readers a glimpse into the multifaceted world of schizophrenia in the form of fictitious storyline revolving around two characters..

So  now you know what the story is all about. Yes, it revolves around two people - Monty and Virginia.And there is also this special character- Gulabi!

This is a simple story of the two characters -Monty who is the psychotic part and Virginia -the non psychotic part.


The books does begin with Death as its first chapter!!
Hop over to my other blog to read the full review....

About Author
Pankaj Suneja has completed his Master of Arts in Psychology (Psychosocial Clinical Studies) from Ambedkar University, Delhi. In 2011- 12, he suffered from a psychotic episode and had to leave his studies.Thanks to medications and the support of  family and teachers, he regained the health and resumed studies. In October 2013, he wanted to do an experiment for his thesis and decided to survive without medications.He wanted to record the episode in an authentic manner.The same year he experienced another breakdown after a painful long term relationship break-off.That was when Gulabi came into being.His thesis work has been about understanding the experience of psychosis or schizophrenia.
 
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