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Book Review: The Cloudburst by Rajesh Naiksatam

Title: The Cloudburst
Author: Rajesh Naiksatam

Pages: 178

About the author: I really tend to read the preface, prologue and about the author before I start the book. I truly believe that the author's background/nature has a lot to do with how the story shapes up. Either the story is a spin off from one of the incidents in the author's life or the etching of characters largely depends on his ability to observe people in his real life.
In this case, the author Rajesh Naiksatam suffered a serious injury from a javenile throw in his childhood. Although he was lucky that it wasn't a grievous injury as it was misguided, but it left him a half inch deep hip wound. This incident made him courageous enough to face every challenge in life.

The book: The protagonist Ganpu is a courageous kid who is ready to fight every challenge. As the title suggests, this story is about a natural calamity. Mumbai rains are notorious and can cause havoc in daily lives. This story is about fifteen year old …