“There are many heroes all around us; we never know everything about all those people whom we meet. They might not be the face but probably due to their efforts, we might be leading the life of our choice!”
Well, before starting the review of this title, “Sea Through My Eyes: An Untold Saga Of A Seafarer” by Author Dr. Sonal Bhatia, let me mention that the Author has made a brilliant effort with her memoir. The book covers a great journey revolving around the life of the sailors, their families and the impacts, which the sea creates upon the human lives. The manner in which the Author has explained the effects, which occurs in the lives of the near & dear ones of the sailors, will make the readers fell in love with this amazing novel.
About the Author: The Author, Dr. Sonal Bhatia is the principal of a prominent school in Mumbai. Taking up a huge responsibility at a tender age, she got married to a sailor with which came along isolation, sacrifices and compromise. She faces real problems like loneliness, raising kids alone and managing everything right from managing the house to finance. Being a working woman, it’s a dual responsibility. She also wants the world to know about the unsung heroes who work at sea – their hardships, their sacrifices and their passion for work but never get any appreciation. We only appreciate the front liners but forget about those ripping apart the mighty sea and keep the world trade going. They live in silence and retire in silence.
Book’s Introduction: This book, Sea Through My Eyes: An Untold Saga Of A Seafarer by Author Dr. Sonal Bhatia is a ‘Memoir’ in which the Author presents a very inspiring story. The Author presents the readers with her journey to the unknown world of unsung heroes who works at the sea and experiences, which come across while sailing. The book takes the readers to an adventurous voyage, covering the story of harrowing passage of Somalia to accidents that happened on board when the ship sailed in ferocious storms and deserted ports of call, the gruelling daily routine and dedication for work at the mercy of nature, which changed my perspective and refute the myths about sailors!
Through this book, the Author is presenting the readers with her journey – her journey of the floating world. A world that runs the major trades with no expectations or recognition. The book talks about that how the sailors work in silence and retire in silence and throws light upon the life of the Merchant Navy and the sacrifices, which is made by them and their family members.
Book Title: The title “Sea Through My Eyes: An Untold Saga Of A Seafarer” for this book, which is a Memoir, is certainly an appropriate one with reference to the collection of chapters added in this book by the Author. Moreover, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very mysterious as well as an interesting vibe. Therefore, as a reader you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s thoughts!
In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the reading worthy storyline present in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt Book Title for this novel & the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.
Readers Connect: Through this book, Author Dr. Sonal Bhatia has attempted to bring an unseen side of the sailor’s life to the world. She also wants the world to know about the unsung heroes who work at sea – their hardships, their sacrifices and their passion for work but never get any appreciation. The story in this book highlights the fact that we only appreciate the front liners but forget about those ripping apart the mighty sea and keep the world trade going. They live in silence and retire in silence and this something, which the readers would understand and love from this book!
Another very important aspect of this book is that the storyline is indeed engrossing & interesting and the narration style by the Author is so amazingly lucid, that it would totally hook the readers until the very last page of this memoir. Moreover, this is a book, which will make the readers think about the plot for several times, even after completing the book.
Verdict: A Book like “Sea Through My Eyes: An Untold Saga Of A Seafarer” is for sure a Must Read one& deserves a chance by the readers. The way Author had presented her whole journey in this book and made sure to highlight even those minute and little details of the life, which the near & dear ones of a sailor experiences is making the storyline truly incredible. Her work is seriously praise worthy as she has succeeded in making a great memoir!
Author, Dr. Sonal Bhatiais a promising Author, who is very creative in her writing, which the readers can feel through her spectacular writings. In addition, her honest work makes her book even more reading worthy.