Book – Zara’s Witness
Author – Shubhrangshu Roy
Publisher – Hay House India
Genre – Self-Help, Fantasy
Rating – 4.5/5⭐
Reading Level – For Children and people who love to read about the Universal powers and the universal truth.
About the book –
‘This universe, Zara, is the creation of our several desires. It is the product of our energy in motion. And when our imagination flounders, we feel sapped of energy.’
Zara, enclosed in a plasma bubble, lands on the Bank of the Ganges from the tongue of the glacier. She begins her life on the riverbank where the eternal question of ‘who am I?’ drives her on a journey to the city where she reckons that she can find her purpose. But her voyage is not going to be an easy one as she confronts personal loss and materialistic pleasures.
Zara’s witness is a philosophical fantasy where Zara’s story is told through the four ashram of life which guides a human towards fulfilment, happiness and spiritual liberation.
Book Review –
Zara’s Witness by Shubhrangshu Roy is a fresh take in the self-help genre adding in a fantasy touch, thus making it more imaginative and colourful. The writing knits in the art of music, sound vibrations, mythology and science via the nature who never fails to teach us the original lesson to lead a better life. However, we at times take it all for granted.
Reading this book felt ever different and gave me Disney vibes which through adventures teaches us numerous lessons to be authentic and to just be. The book aims towards anyone who is trying to find their purpose in life. The characters break down with songs and philosophies bringing in the wave of lightness inside of you. The extraordinary prose will transport you to Zara’s world, leave you spellbound, help you appreciate the finer nuances of life and compel you to go on a journey of self-discovery and rumination.
The book is recommended to people/readers who love to read philosophical stuffs. Especially for kids. This book could be a nighttime story to introduce a different universe to them to make.
About the author –
Shubhrangshu Roy has been a journalist for three decades during which he worked extensively in senior editorial capacities at The Economic Times, The Asian Age, The Pioneer, Business Standard and Financial Express. In 2008, Roy founded India’s youngest business daily, Financial Chronicle. Roy is a gifted writer and is known for the high standards of editorial integrity and his in-depth analysis of economic and political issues. Zara’s Witness is his first foray into literature.
– Kinjal Parekh