Book Blurb (Dalal’s Street by Anurag Tripathi)
A group of young Indian business School graduates is attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company. This batch of hardworking, intelligent and ambitious friends is focused on success in the fast-paced, hyper-competitive world of stockbroking where greed, use of cunning and wealth are the stepping stones to survival and success. The survivors are the winners.
A financial thriller of dark humor where friends become competitors in their struggle for survival, the threat lies in every wry smile and Superfast action to tip the scales of finance and fortunes in a bid to achieve quick wins are the order of the day. Dalal’s street explores the complex interplay of human relationships in a world ruled by the rise and fall of share prices and etches out the emergence of the protagonist through a test by fire.
Book Review (Dalal’s Street by Anurag Tripathi)
Spoiler-free review ahead!
The book starts with Mr. Agarwal reading about stock market news – justifying the book titles, and giving the exact idea where the plot is going to lead the reader.
The story is about a group of young Indian business School graduates who are attracted to jobs in a high paying trading company- as stated in the book blurb. Filled with dark humor and thrill elements, the plot idea is definitely one of a kind.
All the main four characters are well written. Anurag Tripathi’s storytelling is engaging and he doesn’t let you put down the book easily.
Once you start reading it, you are into the story – you feel everything happening around.
At one point in my life, I was a lot into stocks and trading – so I get the insider view of the stock market, but for someone who is not so much into stocks? You might miss a few lines here and there – but overall, that won’t be a problem.
The book cover is unique. I liked it.
All in all, it’s a wonderful thrill read.
I loved the book 🙂
About the Author – Anurag Tripathi
Anurag Tripathi is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business with a course in Advanced Creative Writing from The University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education.
A keen observer of people and a master raconteur, he draws on his vast reservoir of life experiences. As an erstwhile investment banker, he previously led the retail equity business for a financial company in India.
This novel, his second, is a fictionalized no-holds-barred account of what goes on behind the scenes in the financial advisory business in India. However, that still hasn’t deterred him from continuing to invest in the Indian stock markets for the last twenty years. His debut novel on the art market in India was nominated for the Raymond Crossword Book Awards in 2017. Dalal’s Street is his second novel.
A member of the Singapore Writer’s Group, Anurag now lives in the ‘Lion City’, along with his wife. Both are keen scuba divers, who like traveling and exploring the worlds lesser-known.