Equations of a Being by Ashutosh Gupta | Book Review
Equations of a Being- A Being Who Gathered Moss By Ashutosh Gupta was first published in August 2017.
If you have a penchant for both reason and abstractness, this intriguing piece of literature shouldn’t be missed. Equations of a Being beautifully coalesces the author’s thought pieces pertaining to the existential spectrum. Never has there been a book that blended emotions, intellect, and imagination so seamlessly, to celebrate a being in totality.
The author depicts his artistic persuasion, the enriched and disintegrated fragments of his existence, and the conclusions based on his interactions with the physical and abstract elements of life in a compelling and unbridled manner.
It’s a book for the ages that will let you trace the complete trajectory of a being and realize that a being has been and will always be a convergence of his tryst with abstractness, his acceptance of vulnerability, and his surge for virtuosity.”
Equations of a Being made for a captivating read. It is an ensemble of thoughts and poetry that are inquisitive in nature. Each and every piece of writing in this book comes together like a piece of a puzzle. Or rather, each quote or poem presents itself as an answer to a question that anyone or everyone may ask. The author has exquisitely divided his exitance into words. His dilemmas, questions, troubles, and inspiration have transferred into his writing.
The theme that comes across resolutely throughout the course of the book is that of self-reflection. What makes it a refreshing read is that while it is self-reflective, it does not claim to be a know-all. It is a highly introspective work of literature that makes observations but not the conclusions.
Certain sections of the book have a rather strong spiritual take on the existential reality of a being. There are questions we may ask ourselves from time to time, Equations of a Being is a study of those very questions. You may or may not like the answers that the author brings to the table, you may or may not agree with them. There are certain observations I don’t agree with and some of the poems of this collection that I can completely relate to. But that is the beauty of existential curiosities, no two people will ever have the same perspective.
The writing is such that you have to go back and read the poem again in order to completely take in all that the author is trying to say. A lot is said in a few lines, and deciphering it is elucidating. The vocabulary used in the book is not from your everyday conversations. It works well with the themes involved and helps elevate the articulation of the subject.
I would like to thank the author, Ashutosh Gupta, for providing me with a copy of Equations of a Being for reviewing.
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