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3.5 5An entertaining read The ending felt abrupt otherwise i would have given it 4 stars.Recommended.You can readat Sultan of Delhi 3.5 5An entertaining read The ending felt abrupt otherwise i would have given it 4 stars.Recommended.You can readat Sultan of Delhi The author has given a very good background and a very interesting story and progression to the character of Arjun Bhatia I was really planning to give it a 5 star, but the last few pages ended in a very standard split and handover the empire way I was disappointed with that Apart from that it is a good read. This is the third book sent by Hachette India for review The last one The Front Page Murder was one of the best non fiction criminology I ever read This book is a fiction Though, I am not much into this genre but trust Hachette India for their selection, which have been spot on all three times.This is story of a man Arjun Bhatia, born to an affluent family based in Lahore He survived horrifying , unfortunate and ugly side of partition but lost almost everything in the inferno He managed t This is the third book sent by Hachette India for review The last one The Front Page Murder was one of the best non fiction criminology I ever read This book is a fiction Though, I am not much into this genre but trust Hachette India for their selection, which have been spot on all three times.This is story of a man Arjun Bhatia, born to an affluent family based in Lahore He survived horrifying , unfortunate and ugly side of partition but lost almost everything in the inferno He managed to reach India but was a penniless refugee After doing odd jobs, he became an arms smuggler and finally rose up to become the most influential power broker in Delhi What follows is a saga of greed, ambition, power,love, passion, double crossing, crime and deception Interesting journey Yes and eventful too with lot of bumpy rides along the way.Arjun was married to Preeti and have two sons Sudheer and Mohan ,and a daughter Riti His partner in crime during his smuggling days was Nilendu Banerjee, his friend and close associate who was killed and was survived by his wife Nayantara and son Arijit Why I need to mention them here It s because they drive the story that revolve around the chief protagonist.What made Arjun click He was two step ahead of others in contemplating events and can subvert his rivals with panache and precision He has the ability to clear logjam with his equanimity.He built the camaraderie with the right person in the power corridor He was under the aegis of police and politicians who matters He became so powerful that his rivals were petrified with just the mention of his nameDoes his status promote detente between him and rivals You never know because the identity and timing of rival entry are not known in advance Does the success ensures peace and happiness in domestic life If No, What was acting as an inimical towards his blissful life What role did Nayantara played Was she a grieving widow or there was somethingto what eye can see Arjun Bhatia past came to haunt him again There was no peace of mind To add to his woes,his elder son was gibberish and, younger son was introvert and unpredictable character Both knownfor impetuous acts Arjun used to underestimate their ability Does both the son manage to change his opinion He was fond of his daughter but his unflinching love for daughter came to a halt with the entry of a stranger, who has had a pernicious effect on him physiologically Did she stood by her father during his difficult times How much does seemingly simple and casual Preeti aware of her husband past Read it to know the answers because these forms the crux of the story.Arnab Ray proved his mettle as an author by enthralling the readers Maximum of the characters in the book exhibit gray shades with the loss of sanctity,living a life of expediency, devoid of any morality and ethics He has build up the suspense well Barbaric part of violence was cut down from narration, Sexual act explicitly and vividly narrated and Hindi slangs were innumerable His writing style is commendable and managed to stitch the sub plots beautifully However, in some of the sub plots, he has not completed it but left it for reader s imagination and guess Overall, a decent effort from the author 3.5 5 This was a fast paced thriller and was reminded of Sidney Sheldon Wish the author decides to publish the sequel to this and realises that his fans readers matterthan those who may have unfairly vilified him. Sultan of Delhi has taken the Internet by rage In the recent past not many books have managed to create buzz in the manner Sultan of Delhi has The credit for this goes to its writer Arnab Ray who is a well known blogger and who goes by the sobriquet Greatbong.Before Sultan of Delhi hit the bookshelves Arnab Ray has a successful track record of writing back to back best selling books starting from May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, The Mine and Yatrik Arnab Ray is someone who knows the importanc Sultan of Delhi has taken the Internet by rage In the recent past not many books have managed to create buzz in the manner Sultan of Delhi has The credit for this goes to its writer Arnab Ray who is a well known blogger and who goes by the sobriquet Greatbong.Before Sultan of Delhi hit the bookshelves Arnab Ray has a successful track record of writing back to back best selling books starting from May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss, The Mine and Yatrik Arnab Ray is someone who knows the importance of marketing his books well By now he has understood what kind of readers love to read his books and months before Sultan of Delhi arrived in book stores, he was relentlessly promoting Sultan of Delhi on social media Needless to say when the book was finally available, it went on to hit the bull s eye.Sultan of Delhi is a racy read The dialogue reminds you of the Hindi films of seventies and eighties in which villains like Prem Chopra and Pran had carved a niche for themselves as quintessential baddies who got to mouth equally meaty lines along with the leading men Sultan of Delhi begins when Pakistan came into existence Arnab has masterfully narrated the chaos, the bloodbath, the loss of lives and what people owned and the mental and physical trauma that unlucky generation underwent at the time of creation of Pakistan The manner in which a child named Arjun Bhatia the main protagonist of Sultan of Delhi surives the blood soaked streets of Lahore and arrives in Delhi along with his penniless father sets the tone of this marvellous read From the first page the novelist has his readers attention What follows next is the growing up of Arjun Bhatia who wants to win at all costs and becomes the Sultan of Delhi In the bargain he doesn t mind doing away with his close friend Bengali who is survived by a beautiful wife and son Sultan of Delhi is a fast paced novel that demands readers undivided attention It is thickly populated with protagonists who pursue their respective goals with lan There are no good guys and no bad guys in Sultan of Delhi People react to the circumstances around them and play their cards accordingly since survival is at stake all the time This novel doesn t pretend to be classy Arnab Ray knows the kind of language young generation loves to use and he makes use of this knowledge to the hilt For example, he uses the often used Hindi swear words without bothering to translate them into English and that is a sure shot winner For you need courage to use expressions like milk tankers and dicks that spring to attention at the sound of gunshots You ll be chuckling to yourself right through Sultan of Delhi And if you are a fan of Kishore Kumar, don t think twice before picking up Sultan of Delhi.Another remarkable aspect of Sultan of Delhi is its strong female protagonists Arjun Bhatia is a tough guy albeit with a heart of gold who doesn t mind violence to get things done At the same time the women with whom he deals are equally strong and they believe in giving back as good as they get be it his once time friend turned foe Bengali s wife or his daughter The leading ladies in Sultan of Delhi are fearless and they do what they think is right Arjun Bhatia s sons and daughter come of age fast and then the book deals with how they try to impress their dad to inherit his legacy and that makes for both interesting and complicated read There are open revolts within the family with detractors of Arjun Bhatia exploiting the fault lines to settle scores Amidst galaxy of popular writers like Chetan Bhagats and Twinkle Khannas whose books have arrived simultaneously in the books stores, Sultan of Delhi deserves a chance because Arnab Ray has written it from his heart and knowing his underdog status he has been earnestly urging his fans to review and rate Sultan of Delhi This is indeed a heart touching gesture Go for Sultan of Delhi it deserves five stars as it has the potential to make your weekend memorable Sultan of Delhi is a good story A bit filmy but well written with characters well drawn out. I love Arnab Ray s writing The Mine s killer plot twist was amazing and the heart breaking tale of Anustup Chatterjee in Yatrik made me a little misty eyed In Sultan of Delhi Ascension, he describes everything so perfectly, the characters and their motives, sex, violence, conspiracies, Delhi You will hate Arjun Bhatia, the protagonist but at the same time marvel at the way he uses his brains to win over his opponents and defeat his enemies, which shows that sometimes you can win a battle wit I love Arnab Ray s writing The Mine s killer plot twist was amazing and the heart breaking tale of Anustup Chatterjee in Yatrik made me a little misty eyed In Sultan of Delhi Ascension, he describes everything so perfectly, the characters and their motives, sex, violence, conspiracies, Delhi You will hate Arjun Bhatia, the protagonist but at the same time marvel at the way he uses his brains to win over his opponents and defeat his enemies, which shows that sometimes you can win a battle without violence The badass dialogues are so very desi, and I chuckled at a few of these SoD Ascension is an excellent crime saga and should be made into a movie Can t wait for the sequel Started out well But dragged towards the second half Typical Bollywood masala type story One can skip it (KINDLE) ó Sultan of Delhi: Ascension Ø When a path is forged in blood, it is hard to find peaceThe son of a penniless refugee from Lahore, Arjun Bhatia has worked his way up from being an arms smuggler in the badlands of Uttar Pradesh to the most influential power broker in Delhi But when the shadows of the past, of a friend he has lost forever and of a woman he can never be with, finally catch up to him, Arjun finds himself fighting the biggest battle of his life For at stake is not just his iron hold over the government, but something even bigger his familyand his soulSpanning five decades and two generations, Sultan of Delhi Ascension is an explosive saga of ambition, greed, love and passion The real rating is 3.5 5 actuallt Godoreads doesn t give a way to give partial rating It was an interesting read.Things I liked without getting into spoilers The background and character development of Arjun Bhatia is good too good actually Same with Nayantara The flashback style of story telling was also something I loved Would have liked to see a little bitbefore Bengali got killed, so that readers get a littleidea on why it s not just another impassionate kill for Arjun The real rating is 3.5 5 actuallt Godoreads doesn t give a way to give partial rating It was an interesting read.Things I liked without getting into spoilers The background and character development of Arjun Bhatia is good too good actually Same with Nayantara The flashback style of story telling was also something I loved Would have liked to see a little bitbefore Bengali got killed, so that readers get a littleidea on why it s not just another impassionate kill for Arjun You don t realize that until later in the book, which might just be intended, though by the author RP was a predictable twist in the plot, but very well executed And the narrative paints a vivid picture of the whole family to the reader.What I had qualms with When you read a good story, with as good character development as Sultan Of Delhi, you start building images of the characters in your head Start playing the story as motion picture in your head Sadly for Sultan of Delhi I did create these characters but never could give them identity as all I could think was of Sarkar , Guru , God Father etc The plot really is not new Even though it was very interesting read for me, it was a very predictable one Almost all the twists in the plot was predictable Including Nayantara, RP and specially towards the end with Mohan and Sudhir Riti and Arijit s character had injustice done to them It felt like the author had big ideas for them and then one day the publisher arrived in his doorstep with a deadline and he just cut short their story Those two characters specially with their background developed so meticulously deservedthan their abrupt ending it doesn t even make much sense for Arijit.Same for the whole story After everything Arjun s decision comes as a disappointing surprise agreed that is the only twist which was not predictable for me The whole book portrays him as two step ahead, never compromising and that last decision is exact opposite to what he stands for in the whole book.Understanding the ploy and even then just roll over and die by dividing his empire I really was expecting an Empire strikes back moment.But overall I enjoyed reading the book Would recommend this for light read And would urge the author to make it available in Kindle Unlimited scheme I think it s a better fit for that catagorya nd also should get muchreaders