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Scars on my Soul
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  • Text Language:
    English
  • Publisher Name:
    PartridgeIndia
  • ISBN 10:
    1482870916
  • ISBN 13:
    9781482870916
  • Price:
    USD 8.5
  • No. of Page:
    206
  • Weight:
    50 lb.

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  • Ritu Chowdhary
    India
Ritu Chowdhary

Offered By Ritu Chowdhary

Ritu, the author of Scars on my Soul and Facets of Love, is an Engineer- MBA with extensive experience in management. She has worked with various Global organizations like GE, Countrywide Financial, Citi. She is Gurgaon, India, based. She embarked on her writing journey to explore the nuances of hum...

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  • About the Book
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  • Original Language

It's clear now that I'm going away from her. But she's the one to plan it. It seems, no matter how stupendous a human being you are, there's always an evil in you, and it counters the good whenever your own interests are harmed. It's natural.

In the novel, Adie and Presha are two individuals who loved their freedom more than anything in life. Life takes a fascinating turn when they are bound

together by the mystical feeling of love. They decide to be together for life in as impulsive a way as they were doing several other things.

But only till the day when Adie tells her something which turned their life topsy-turvy.

Initially she brushed it aside, considering it to be a darker shade of love- over possessiveness of a husband.

But, can the feeling of possessiveness turn someone into a beast?

This transformation of Adie from a contemporary man to a leery and controlling husband was blowing Presha?s mind.

Will Presha change herself to appease her husband?

Had Presha actually changed after marriage or was Adie?s notion about Presha a delusion?

Can love be so frail that some hormonal imbalance can destroy it? Or is it ?cause of some unexplored dimensions of human existence- a journey of the soul across lives."

  • Original Language

Kirkus Reviews:

In Chowdhary’s (Facets of Love, 2014) novel, a handsome, successful Indian man suffers delusions of infidelity concerning the women in his life.
“God has made me a perfect man with hardly any scope for refinement!” crows Aadir “Adie” Chopra, 32, a director for an American bank living in India. But he’s also separated from his wife and lonely. How could this happen to a gem like Adie? His marriage to Presha, a heavy drinker, started off with them impulsively running away to Delhi. After a blissful year of married life, Adie celebrated by spending his life savings—$20,000—on renting an entire Indonesian resort for two nights: “for Presha, I could justify everything.” But there was trouble in paradise when Adie noticed Presha being friendly with a strange man, which he interpreted as “lecherous behavior.” He became morbidly obsessed with her alleged fidelity, despite having no evidence. He drunkenly bit off Presha’s earlobe; set a private investigator to follow her, who found nothing; and alienated his friends and co-workers. Then he brutally killed Presha’s pet rabbit in front of her. He finally lost his job, and Presha’s friends beat him up. His personal assistant, Nikki, helps him, and he repays her by becoming jealous and hitting her young son. At length, Adie consults a psychiatrist, who diagnoses a psychosis called “delusion of infidelity” and prescribes past-life regression therapy to remove the scars on his soul. The book’s depiction of morbid jealousy is psychologically acute. But however much readers accept the idea of past lives influencing psychiatric or character problems, Chowdhary never makes Adie—with his narcissism, grandiosity, selfishness, and cruelty—seem worth saving. She also misses an opportunity to locate Adie’s problem within a larger cultural pathology, as some 2,000 women are murdered every year in honor killings in India and Pakistan.
"A perceptive portrayal of jealousy, but the reasons why anyone would be eager to heal Adie’s scars remain fuzzy."

Quotes:

"life is nothing but a bundle of events, some you might call as pleasant surprises and others as shocks. But every event contained in the bundle of life has to

unfold, it’s up to you, whether you enjoy the passing by of shock as it has lightened the weight of your bundle, or you even forgo the joys of pleasant

surprises because of it, thus making your bundle heavier."

"life is nothing but a bundle of events, some you might call as pleasant surprises and others as shocks. But every event contained in the bundle of life has to

unfold, it’s up to you, whether you enjoy the passing by of shock as it has lightened the weight of your bundle, or you even forgo the joys of pleasant

surprises because of it, thus making your bundle heavier."