‘Dam 999’ by Sohan Roy

The book which i selected for FaB is DAM 999,written by Sohan Roy. Sohan Roy S K (born in Kerala, India in 1967) is a naval architect and businessman who is active in film direction and literature.

The story revolves around 9 characters based on 9 human emotions or ‘Navarasa’. Two mariners return home unaware of the corrupt politics behind a out dated dam in their hometown. While a family reunites on one side, the dark mystery behind the obsolete dam unwinds on the other. To worsen the scenario the corrupt politician among the 9 characters, blinded by greed, builds a new dam without meeting the safety standards, threatening the survival of millions. The book recreates the world’s worst man made disaster giving rise to the question of survival. I rate the book 3 out of 5.

Reviewed by Anandapadmanabhan

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