MEN’S RIGHT MOVEMENT IN BENGAL
Author: Amartya Talukdar
No. of Pages: 222
Bengal is a region in the north-eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, generally corresponding to the area inhabited by speakers of the Bengali language. Bengal is politically divided between Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. This region has been a hotbed of Feminism in the Subcontinent and family related issues are at the forefront of social challenges facing Bengal. Bengali Family (which was once the bedrock of Bengali society) has seen steady erosion due to growth of Feminism in Bengal. Feminist have promoted debauchery, lesbianism, and the perpetuation of “self” over motherhood and family. Feminist want to irreversibly alienate women from men and vice versa.
The book examines the possible causes of rise of Feminism in Bengal. It also traces the events that led to growth of Men’s Right in Bengal. The author is a pioneer of Men’s Right Movement and the book is a first-hand account of development of Men’s Right Movement in Bengal.
THE SECRETS OF MANHOOD
The Book focus on highlighting the various issues and problems that are faced by men over centuries. The articles raise important questions about social notions which stereotype men and jeopardize their peaceful existence.
The book also aims to reduce suicides by men by creating a more male-friendly society. The book intends to create bring forth psyches and sensibilities of men which are currently like unlocked secrets for the society. Being locked, society has a perception that even if a man faces problems it should be fine and he is competent enough to handle them and does not need a support structure.
From ages we never talked about men , their feelings , problems and their struggle . We used men whenever needed and then addressed them as abusers , rapists , criminals etc. This book cover the reasons why it is happening , why we are so insensitive towards men and how a man feels in such situation.
Excellent book … a must read .
JUST MARRIED : HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR BAIL
Author: Suresh P
Length: 221 Pages
Publisher: Frog Books
This book is a good mirror of our times when marriages break on the slightest pretext .
The story deals with the marriage between a Software Engineer Rohit with Poornima. Even though Rohit was from a well established family in Bangalore they have chosen Poornima who was not so well off. Rohit’s family had to bear all costs of the marriage because of this but they were happy doing that.
Poornima’s family was not well off but they always wanted to show off their power. Her uncle Gautham always boasted of his connection with local MLA and wanted to stand in election. Her other family members were arrogant too.
Due to these reasons Rohit wanted to cancel the marriage after engagement but could not do so. He thought Poornima and her family will change after marriage but their illogical demands only grew big. Rohit and his family members could never satisfy them with anything.
After sometimes Rohit and his parents got falsely booked under Indian Penal Code 498a and were sent to jail.
Indian Penal Code 498A, is a criminal law and is cognizable, non-compoundable and non-bailable. It a law often misused by unscrupulous daughter-in-laws that have ruined ordinary middle class families.
The book is a fine potrayal of the hardships of ordinary middle class family while dealing with a corrupt criminal justice system especially in marital disputes.
An excellent book to read.
LIFE IS NOT EASY
Author: Arghya Dutta
Length: 213 Pages
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
The friction is based on the dilema called marriage that young people of our generation is facing.
Rahul is a young engineer who got jailed after his marriage lasted for 72 days. Kavita married Rahul only to extract money; her heart lay with her long-time boyfriend. How Rahul deals with the emotional and financial turmoil in the backdrop of the false law suits forms the base of the story. Destiny has strange ways.
Rahul finds love in Avantika but cannot marry her. For Avantika, now suicide seems to be the only way out.
Life is just like a game of Scrabble. We don’t get to select what alphabets we want but are forced to play with all that we have. You get everything by luck. Skill lies in arranging them.
Sometimes, we have all the letters we need but then it’s too late to understand their importance. Thus we end up losing. Something similar happened in the lives of Rahul, Kavita and Avantika.
The book is a really excellent piece of friction which is relevant to our times.