Book Reviews · Books

The Ray Of Asha – Book Review

  • Author: Jisha Rajesh
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2523 KB
  • Genre: Romance Fiction
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Saga Publishers (2 July 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited


A young journalist Gayatri Chaturvedi, was assigned to interview a spiritualist who was the talk of the town for his unique healing powers. Initially, she takes him for a fraud but as the interview proceeds, she realizes that he has a deep knowledge of medicine. Smitten by the charms of his looks and fascinated by his intriguing personality, she decides to probe into his past. Her investigation leads her to that era of his life when he was a post-graduate student of medicine. Right at the time when he was about to propose to his lady-love, his life turns upside down and he finds himself accused of the murder of a fellow student. The story unfolds as Gayatri seeks answers to the questions that keep reverberating in her mind. What has made the boy who has a heart of gold commits a crime as heinous as murder? Is he really guilty or was he trapped? A story of indomitable courage, selfless love, and ardent friendship will reaffirm your faith in the power of hope.

My Review

The curtains are raised and we are faced with a brain-wracking fundamental question – Why has attaining success become a matter of life and death? Not just this, but several other questions knock you in your face as you go ahead with the book. They make you cogitate upon your life replete with success and failures. They challenge your stance and provide you with a food for thought, a ray of hope!

Jai is born with a silver spoon and holds an immense passion for serving people. Born to parents who are themselves, doctors, he aspires to become the one. With his grit and determination, he manages to excel in his life and bag a gold medal in his graduation. A bright student and kind person, Jai falls prey to the unforeseeable circumstances and loses all his happiness. For years, he spends a desolate life in a dungeon suffering for an act he never performed. He cries to himself and questions his destiny whether where he went wrong. But life could be so unpredictable, he realizes this with time. And one day, he is blessed for his good conduct. When he finds none, God sends him the reverend Swamiji who helps him in overcoming his despair. The life takes a turn and peace finally finds its way to him. An interview bares open his buried grief and after several years, after sailing through ordeals, Jai finds his Asha. And thus,

If you have Asha, there will be your Jai! 

The book has been written very well. I liked the narration. The plot is riveting and heartwarming. My heart ached while reading through the life of Jai. His dreams were shattered. But despite the hurdles and with the help of his Guru, Jai managed to get past his pain and realize the purpose of his life. It is a simple story that tells you the importance of love, friendship, passion, and dreams. I was overwhelmed by the attitudes of Jai’s friends. I was equally flabbergasted by the pure love of Asha and Jai. Their love stood the test of time and adverse conditions only to unite them. The book has lessons to disseminate in your soul and guide you. Through a fictional story, the life has been told.

Jai was my favorite character throughout the book. He exhibits the passion for his dream, reverence for his parents, zeal to learn and excel, love for his beloved, ability to make sacrifices for his friends, kindness, and endurance. Yet there were few places where I felt that the story was getting too fast or too slow. The pace could have been uniform and the narrative a little crisper.

Glooms and glees are nothing but a mirage that we have created ourselves in our mind.

The Ray of Asha emphasizes the meditation and the importance of conquering oneself. Do not be disheartened when life throws stones at you. Just be patient enough to withstand any adversities and everything shall be fine.

I would like people to read this book that has hope and positivity running through its pages. If you are willing to have a breezy read that has a substance, then do read this novel. Never give up on your life because

Life is an ocean of immense possibilities.

My Rating: 4.5/ 5

Grab Your Copy The Ray Of Asha 




11 thoughts on “The Ray Of Asha – Book Review

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s