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An Unexpected Gift Kindle Edition
About the Author
Ajay K Pandey grew up with big dreams in the modest NTPC township of Rihand Nagar. He studied Engineering in Electronics at IERT (Allahabad) and then did his MBA at IIMM (Pune) before taking up a job in a corporate. He is currently working with Cognizant, Pune.
Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model, Mother Teresa, and make a contribution to society. He aspires to start a charitable trust that would support aged people and educate children with special needs.
Ajay’s first book, You are the Best Wife, was published by Srishti Publishers in 2015, and went on to become a bestseller. Based on his life, it went straight to the hearts of his readers. The sequel, You are the Best Friend, was also received with much appreciation. His next two books, Her Last Wish and A Girl to Remember, have only expanded his fan base and cemented his place on the bestseller lists.
Ajay makes it a point to individually connect with and respond to all his readers, making him a personal favourite for many. He has also introduced many people to the world of reading.
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- ASIN : B07Q9842TH
- Publisher : Westland (28 May 2019)
- Language: : English
- File size : 3203 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 221 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,464 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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📙It always feels good when the mainstream authors write upon a social issue. Transgenders are always loathed by a mojor sector of society. Certainly they don't deserve the hate they receive. It is not their fault as one can't control the way he/she is born. The author pointed out the issue through this book.
📙The language is pretty simple. You can finish the book in one sitting if you're dedicated, unlike me. I always say that Ajay Pandey's books are light and meaningful; the combo which is hard to find in the scenerio of Indian Contemporary Fiction. Meaningful books are hard to decipher and light books are all about an avarage looking desperate engineer chasing a super-hot girl. Ajay K Pandey breaks the status quo.
📙The thing which disappointed me the most is its cover. It seems like it is designed by an intern (with due respect to the whole community) than a professional book designer. This is surely not expected from a reputed publisher like Westland.
📙Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it to everyone looking for a light weekend read.
So what will happen when Abhay will come to know about Sheetal's reality?
Why Aayush started calling Sheetal as "Mumma"?
What was that Unexpected gift Abhay gave to Sheetal on her birthday?
To get the answers read this outstanding piece of writing. Storyline is crisp and engaging with the unique subject which gives a meaningful message. Author has done detailed research about the subject and some of the examples are mentioned which give depth to the story. Some of the quotes are really beautiful. Cover is nice and title is perfect for the story.
I am very much sure after reading this powerful story people will start accepting transgenders with love and respect.
Author: Ajay K Pandey
Publisher: Westland Publication
Cover: Beautifully designed and it conveys a deep meaning and thought.
Review: First and for most congratulations to the author for such a wonderful concept. Touching such topics in India is a taboo. Still talking about third gender is commendable.
The best part of Ajay sir’s books are coping up with life threatening diseases and social message.
The story runs around abhay who has lost his wife to a life threatening diseases with a small baby boy left behind. Being a single parent managing everything becomes difficult task. So caretaker comes into the story and the real story begins.
As usual Ajay sir has touched the hearts of his readers. Such a beautiful story.
Dedicated to the real Sheetal:
Never accept the taunts that the world throws at you. Every woman is a daughter friend sister wife or mother to someone and you are not less than anyone.
Our author friend is actually a true hero who had written such wonderful stories. Keep on writing Pandey ji.
Lots of love ❤️
Abhay, married to Kanika, loses her to an ailing battle leaving behind their son, Aayush. Managing his grief, a job and the apple of his eye becomes overwhelming to Abhay at times. This eventually leads to the entry of Sheetal.
Sheetal is an amazing human being, destined to be a selfless, caring mother with a slight twist. The love that she showers on Ayush and her perseverance to face the world relieves Abhay from all his worries about his son and also it clears the rudimentary clutters he bears.
Subhajit is a less spoken character, still brings a different approach in the fable, person who might compel you to believe in the prevalent goodness of the world.
Mr. Ashok, also mentioned lesser, contributes to mending Abhay's beliefs about society through his epic and religious references from Dwapar yug and the Mahabharata.
Last but not the least, Kanika becomes the guiding light to Abhay, incognito, lifts up his spirits and encourages him to step towards, what might seem extremely aching to heart but soothing to the soul.
The cover photo of the book is totally justified by the title and content of thr story. Every chapter ends with a satisfying plot end and the next one begins relatably.
Ajay Sir, as usual has done complete justice to his art of storytelling. A perfect blend of emotions, soaked up in love and strength, lessons delivered with some spice of humor to keep up the edge to readers.
a must read to vent out the inner turbulences and think about upgrading to a better version of ourselves.
Top reviews from other countries
Pandey’s writing style is a bit immature and occasionally uneven but it’s also extremely honest and filled with real emotions. It’s those later two points that made this short read so compelling. The subjects of transgender relationships w/acceptance by family and society along with healing from the death of marriage partner or parent are heavy topics. He handled them respectfully and was able to show various viewpoints.
The book is only 220 pages with most of it devoted to character development and dialogue. The limited prose is adequate and there are no warnings needed - yay! All in all, this little offering WAS “An Unexpected Gift”📚