August 2, 2021

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Review: ‘Satya’ is a well-researched thriller by Siddharth S Sinha

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by Sreyashi Sen

SatyaSatya
Author : Siddharth S Sinha
Publisher : Patridge India
Genre : Fiction with extensive historical references
Language : English

This is the only book that took me more than three and a half months to finish reading, the only reason being that a book with this depth of research required careful reading and understanding. This isn’t the unputdownable one-flight one-journey bestseller, in spite of the thriller element. The effort in research, the information shared and the pages of history require much more attention and sometimes a few re-readings . . .

It might seem like just an emotional story that we have perhaps all read sometime in our lives — of a daughter’s search across borders for her father. But the story doesn’t remain simple when it is a daughter who is from Pakistan, searching for her father, an army major in the Pakistani army who has been missing for 12 years. It takes on a different tone when the search means that she has to travel into India.

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