Godna: the journey of an untouchable village boy who becomes a Billionare
Rajiv Singh

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Synopsis

In a Real political and socio-economic background, Godna is an unbelievable and inspiring journey of a poor village boy, treated as untouchable, from rags to riches. In the year 1978, in a remote and backward village situated at the border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the visit of the district collector to the village inspires Godna to become a district collector. Oppressed by the higher caste landlord, he is denied opportunity, but he turns his agony into his strength and scales even higher. Driven by the purpose of marrying his childhood love, a girl from the family of his tormentor, he becomes a multi billionaire and a respected philanthropist.

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Deepak Kaul

Good writing. The paras are too long in some places. I wish there had been more drama around caste conflict. I got the feeling everything was going too smoothly.

Apr 15 '15
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Manjula Nair

The story of Godna kept me hooked. There is a very authentic feel to the description of village life. The first chapter is not as strong as the next two.

Apr 10 '15
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pandustar

Crisp story - even the chapters have a break within them which really works out now a days.
The only negative point I see as of now is that with a storyline as is you may have a problem with international readers as they might not be able to comprehend the same.
However, good job on the writing and keep up the good work!

Feb 02 '15
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Rajiv Singh

Thanks a lot!

Feb 02 '15
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Mayuri

Nicely written. But the prologue itself is too predictable. So I knew where the story will go before even reading.

Jan 07 '15
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Rajiv Singh

Thanks a lot Mayuri! And thank you more for your valuable input!

Jan 07 '15
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RAJIV SINGH

Thanks a lot Mayuri. And thank you more for your valuable input.

Jan 07 '15
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Dec 26 '14
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Damini Majumdar

An interesting beginning! It's hard to predict the story by reading only three chapters but intuition says that this is going to be a decent read. Eager to know how Godna overcomes the hardships and reach the road of success.
Best wishes for the book. :)

Dec 14 '14
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Ashok Prasad Singh

excellent and actual description of prevalent socio economic situation at the referred places although it is a fiction. keep it up.

Dec 08 '14
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ashwin chavan

good read..!

Nov 30 '14
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T. A. K. Singh

Very contemporary context and extraordinary narration. A close to reality story of aspirations in so-called lower cast youth and the burning desire to reach the pinnacles. Hope I will get the print ASAP.

Nov 24 '14
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devesh sinha

It is excellent work and also relates to the very ills being faced by young talents owing to social abuse in our nation due to man -made caste system...it will help to inspire youth. All the best !!!

Dec 06 '14
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Lavanya Ravishankar

It's an interesting subject,written well and kindles the curiosity of the reader.Waiting to read the whole book....

Nov 17 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Good read... Waiting to know what happens next... Good Luck :-)

Nov 16 '14
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Aviral Singh

Interesting read. One of the few Novels based out of UP and being born and brought up in Lucknow i could connect to the characters as well..!

Nov 10 '14
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About the author

Rajiv Singh Follow

An Electronics engineer by learning. Working as an senior executive in a public sector. I am married to Alka, an entrepreneur and we have two kids, Arjun & Mallika. This is my second novel. For details please visit my site www.rajivsingh.net