The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima~ Book Review

Title – The Aravan Head

Author – Arvind Narsima

Publisher – Inspire India

Total Number of pages – 220

Price – 249 INR


A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?


*No spoilers*

The Aravan Head is a well written thriller with amazing plot, well crafted characters and detailed description. Well, it’s not just a thriller themed book, it has much more in it. There are drama, action, love and what not? While reading you will feel like it is something like a south indian movie and you would imagine the scenes.

This book deals with various issues that people face here in India that includes corrupt political system, acceptance of LGBTQIA community people, smuggling, trafficking etc.

Title – “The Aravan Head”, the title itself is interesting and creates a curiosity inside to know what the title is all about. What would be the story? (I’m not going to give any hint :p)

Cover – Umm..All I can say about cover is, it could have been better. I mean it’s good but per my opinion it’s just okay okay type.

It’s totally an unpredictable kind of story which means you can’t just predict what will happen in the next scene.

Author Arvind has done a commendable job in describing the crime scenes using apt words and full justice to all the the characters in the story.

P.S. – This book was best thriller book written by an Indian author that I’ve ever read.

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