Setia is a book based on the Indian Political System that shows us the grimy and rotten side of Indian politics in all its glory. The story is based on Setia, who is the head of the ABSP a crucial coalition partner in the government. Setia is a shrewd, ruthless and dirty fighter who will do anything to win at any cost imaginable.
He is the everyday politician personified in the book, who is knee deep in trouble right from the beginning of the book. Setia believes himself to be invincible until two of the country's powerful men decide to prove him wrong. As the plot thickens, Setia has no other way then to trust his perfect daughter-in-law, Amrita who guards her own dark secrets.
Amrita, a person who always does the right thing using the wrong means teams up with Setia to fight the biggest and most deadliest battle of Setia’s life. A battle in which Setia stakes everything including his past, present and future. There is murder, kidnapping and more, the whole gory gruesome deal that only can be found in the depths of the corruption in India.
Setia is a book that tells us about a struggle of power for all the wrong reasons using all the even more wrong methods. It's a must read to understand the fraying justice the modern democracy holds. With witty, greedy politicians and starry eyed women who won't think twice to do anything wrongful to achieve their goals, the book was published in 2012 and is available in paperback.
Author : Shobha De
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