Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Age of Aspiration by Devinder Sharma - A Review

The growth of the Indian software industry is a success story rarely witnessed in the world and an election issue for Donald Trump. Admired by some, envied by others and inspiration for many countries "The Age of Aspiration" (Story of Indian Entrepreneurship) deals with the seeding of the Indian software industry and thus dawns the Age of Aspiration for millions of Indian youth and traces the life of Ajay a software engineer from a small backward village to becoming a software entrepreneur. From his coming of age to being the youngest head of a department to a roving ambassador for his company, he relates as an observer and a commentator of the important events during 1998 to 2004. It will fire reader's imagination as it takes him through his entrepreneurship, phoenix moments, management of sexual desires, mastering moods, an advocate of the principle of Oneness, sense for rightness and justice and remain untarnished by success

My Take:

The book is set in an Indian background and the protagonist is a typical Indian engineering graduate who ventures into the world of entrepreneurship with the other characters playing a highly influential role in shaping his destiny. The language is simple and easy to understand and at the same time, the quality is not compromised. Resorting to fiction for writing on entrepreneurship, especially in India is a brilliant and challenging idea and the author has succeeded in bringing out what he intended to.The narration of many real time problems in the business world is so meticulously crafted into a beautiful story. Indian readers can easily relate to the protagonist and the other characters on various levels as the subject is the very situation of today's problems. Authentic storytelling speaks for the groundwork done on the background of the subject. Initial introduction of the characters and their roles is a good experimentation. The number of characters could have been lesser for it was a bit difficult to remember them and go to the introduction every now and then. More attention could have been given to the paragraph break up and the length of individual sentences. Intrinsic weaving of the story with many happening events and unique characters was enjoyable. Although there were a few spelling and grammar errors, the book was an interesting read. It is recommended to anybody who loves reading and curious about entrepreneurship.

Verdict: Inspiring Indeed 

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About the book:

Title: The Age of Aspiration
Author: Devinder Sharma
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Invincible Publishers
No. of pages: 374
Year of Publication: 2017
Price: 350 INR
Buy Paperback: Amazon

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