Author: Gaurav Sharma

RAPESCARS... They never heal

Book Blurb:

A girl is raped! Her parents insist to report. Police tries to scuttle the case. Her fathers influence works! Doctor, the fourth man, sees her bare. The defense lawyer encounters with obnoxious questions. As if, she had inveigled the innocent boys. As if, shes the one accused and her violators are seeking justice against her. She feels & experiences being raped in public again. Her lawyer manages to seek conviction! Akriti wins the case but refuses her culprit to have imprisonment.

Why does she do this?
What does she decide then?
Is this the decision of her or raped mind?

Rape Scars is the voice of a rape survivor who thrives to stand against the violation of her persona.


Rapescars is one of the books that define the new age Indian authors who are writing different stories. Since a lot of light is being thrown on this aspect of the society, and many people are now recognising and coutering victim blaming, this book has that added advantage. If there was ever a time to release the book on this genre, it is now. Well done, Gaurav Sharma!

I was quite impressed with the story concept, it was why I picked the book up in the first place.

I felt that the story could have been narrated in a bit lengthier manner, 150 pages is bit short for such complex topic. But it has been handled wonderfully by the author.

The story has a very realistic treatment, the reactions and the mannerisms of the characters as well as the scenes are very believable. I admit, I was a bit disappointed in the decisions that the protagonist, Aarti took, and I almost put the book down. But I am glad I did not, the ending made it great!

Coming to the cover design, I felt that it could have been a bit more attractive.

The language is simple and lucid. A quick, but efficient read.


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