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Book Review: Innocentism by Suhasini Malde

Author: Suhasini Malde
Translated by: Priyadarshini Nithin Gokhale
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Rating: 3/5

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

Problems are like the wind- you cannot change its direction but you can adjust your sails so that you can sail smoothly. Suhasini Malde’s effort in delving into the real joy of giving is highlighted in her book, Innocent-ism. She adjusted the sails of those who were afraid to face the wind and paved their path to a brighter future. This book was first written in Marathi as the author wished to reach to smaller towns and areas but then it was translated and distributed all over the nation. This story explores the joy of devoting one’s life for the betterment of others.

Innocent-ism is a personal account of how Suhasini Malde was inspired to start a school for autistic children where they are loved and cared for, there is no one to judge them and they can bloom into happy individuals. The story unravels an evocative personal journey and an inspirational professional journey. In the process of giving something to society, Suhasini Malde also makes an effort to break certain stereotypes associated with working for social causes. Through the anecdotes, she highlights that the will to do good is what matters.

Strong narrative and taut plot help the story move forward at a very fast pace. The editing could have been worked upon though. The language is simple yet effective. The author’s prowess to weave the experiences together in form of a story is laudable.

Overall, Innocent-ism is a frank and engaging read that explores the pathos associated with a disability and the gratification one gets when one is able to deliver happiness to others.

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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