WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5
Some books leave you happy, some books leave you sad while some others leave you contemplating.
A Hypothesis – To Provoke Your Thoughts is one such book which will leave you pondering over all the psycho-social standpoints which the book talks so thoughtfully about.
It is indeed a very good amalgamation of storytelling and writing a social treatise on the various aspects of a human’s life.
The book is based in the territory of North-East India and captures the story of a boy Rishi, who gets orphaned at a very young age of eight years.
His only family; his uncle becomes his caretaker but the way he wants to raise and educate Rishi is not what a conventional person will do.
Instead of bringing him to his household, he leaves Rishi to live in the survivor camp. Many people including his most keen followers question the ways of his uncle but the latter remains adamant.
Rishi thus learns all about life and its trivialities but not the conventional way. Later for his education, Rishi was not sent to a conventional school to learn.
To help him become accustomed to the modern-day life he was sent to live with a rich family in a modern city where he learnt the ways of the city people.
Thus Rishi learned all that was there, but the harder and definitely the more effective way.
Whether the product of his uncle’s imagination will turn out fine or not is only known once you read the book.
The book as already mentioned earlier delves into much deeper aspects of social life. What is right or what is wrong is only relative. What one may think wrong or incorrect can work out absolutely fine for another.
It is we who have to reflect on how we have been living and whether we want to change the way we have been doing things conventionally.
A Hypothesis – To Provoke Your Thoughts is a wonderful read for those who read not for the pleasure of it but also wish to learn from what they read.
A must-read for people who like to think and retrospect, the book definitely deserves a three out of five stars.
Having said that, I recommend the book to all our readers and eagerly await the next book from the kitty of Mr Pranjal Ranjan Sharma.