Review of “#IAm16ICanRape” by Kirtida Gautam

Review of “#IAm16ICanRape” by Kirtida Gautam


#IAm16ICanRape by Kirtida Gautam

“IAm16ICanRape” is a psychological thriller.

It’s a remarkable work by Kirtida Gautam.

#IAm16ICanRape is a revolutionary novel.

I’m totally amazed by each word used in the book, they are coherent and stirring.

By looking it superficially one may think that the novel would leave one crying but it doesn’t.

Author has very cleverly changed the course of story before it could become very sensitive.

So, it offers you a thrilling experience.

It deals with sensitive issue Rape in a magnificent way.

It shall surely help in creating awareness about Rape in India, where it is still a taboo to talk about it.

It questions juvenile justice system where the punishment to juvenile rapist (Aarush) is just 1 year at the rehab center.

The story is free flowing and engaging.

One can easily visualize the characters.

Author has beautifully described each character.

#IAm16ICanRape is a wonderful read; it leaves you thrilled & amazed.

The story is about Aarush, who is good at manipulating girls and people around.

He is born with a sliver spoon.

His grandfather Rudransh is a self-made biliionaire owing to RK’s JEE coaching which he runs.

On his 16th birthday, Aarush receives his b’day gift JAGUAR.

The situations change when Aarush’s family is informed that Aarush is accused of rape.

After the incident, mayhem is created in the media about it.

Shubhangi Tyagi is the rape victim, a software engineer.

Lots of discussion goes on air about the incident.

On the other hand, Rudransh Kashyap is willing to get out his grandson anyhow.

Will he succeed?

The conversations between Pihu (maid’s daughter) & Aarush are warm & heart-touching.

Will Meghna be able to defend Aarush successfully as a lawyer?
What shall happen to Aarush?

To know more grab “#IAm16ICanRape by Kirtida Gautam” through the link below:

Moments@ #IAm16ICanRape

–“Dramatization is the ego-defence mechanism a person subconsciously uses after a stressful incident.”

–“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

–It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for your values, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.”

–“You can want a thousand things, but life doesn’t give them to you. It gives you what you need to grow spiritually”.

–“We know what we are, but know not what we may be…”

–“One cannot train horses & donkeys together”.

— “Part of me knows what to expect and part of me doesn’t know what to expect.”

–”Society is not supposed to be formed on legal values, but on moral values”.


–Cheers to Mr. Manoj Vijayan for designing a mesmerizing cover of #IAm16ICanRape.

I never knew GREEN color could be so IMPACTFUL & captivating.

— Acknowledgements

Usually as a Reviewer we skip Acknowledgements, but it drew my attention as for the first time I noticed Acknowledgements to be categorized.

It’s innovative & touching.

The titles are from theory “Hero’s Mythical Journey”, also known as Monomyth, proposed by Joseph Campbell. According to which every seeker goes through 18 stage journey to attain the freedom to live.


“Psychoanalysis of Rape” at the end is remarkable work by the author.

About the Author

Kirtida Gautam is a clinical psychologist turned screenplay writer who completed her education from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, India.

Her passion for psychology and writing inspired her into writing psychological thrillers.

I rate it as 5/5.

Get in touch with Kirtida through her fb page:

With Great Love,

Er. Amit Yadav


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