Book Review-T21 In Downs Lane

Author: Utpal Kant Mishra
Publisher: The Write Place
No Of Pages: 282
Genre: Contemporary Drama

Aashima, a young journalist, befriends Jay, a ‘differently different’ son of Ayesha and Siddhartha, who has Down Syndrome. Sid’s diary, which unfolds a completely different world, pulls her deeper into Jay’s emotional turmoil.

T21 in Downs Lane is an intensive narrative about the parents’ struggle to give birth and raise a child with Trisomy 21. A heart rendering account, it is also a revelation of peoples’ perception about Downs Syndrome. Whether it is their disdain, sympathy or curiosity, the author has captured these emotions in a realistic semblance. The insightful and factual information on Down Syndrome adds value to the read.

T21 in Downs Lane is also a story of Aashima’s endeavour to seek unconditional psychological acceptance from the ‘typicals’. What will she do to bring the story to a logical end?

Book Review

I would like to thank WritersMelon for the review copy. My review here is totally honest and unbiased.

Well We have heard of ” Down Syndrome” but definitely we never have tried to understand what it is. This book will let you know who exactly they are. You will never pity a “differently abled” people after you finish this book. Are we a normal people?. That’s what the story boldly highlights in front of us.

This journey is a write up by a father Siddhartha about his son Jay who is down syndrome boy. His journey will not bring tears from your eyes but will peel you off to deep and tear you down sharply.

This is not about the parents who face the tough task because of their kids but about the problems they face with the society all the way through the downs lane. An eye opener for and to the society. Aashima’s travel with Jay reminds us that “Come close to see the big picture”. Ayesha is a pure soul, a mother with strong heart. 

There is a long list about “Trisomy 21-An information booklet”  which educates us with medical terms and knowledge. This proves the author’s dedication for which he involved himself with this story. 

I came across the internet search on few quotes when I surfed about down syndrome. 

“When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.” -Teri Garr

“Just as when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
― Cecelia Ahern, The Year I Met You

Overall ” T21 In Downs Lane” travels on the unexplored lane which all by means deserves your attention. Explore the world of love and feel with the authors right emotion and narration.


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