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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
The Drop and the Glop by Sanjiv Saran is an engrossing novel that takes place in a part of the world in upheaval: The India-Pakistan war in 1965 and the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Against this turbulent period are intertwined lives that will come to define their existence as they journey to discover the fullness of their identities: Yara belongs to a nomadic shepherd tribe. She has all the trimmings of a young and innocent girl, but the war will turn her into a hardened soldier as she joins the Pakistan army. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is the Foreign Minister of Pakistan who rises to become the president of his nation, where he will be facing mounting challenges on both internal and foreign fronts. Vikram is a high school graduate who is treading the path of self-discovery, and as he faces a crucial exam, he discovers the concept of divinity and tries to affirm his belief in Christ.
The Drop and the Glop starts off well and it ends well. Sanjiv Saran fleshes out his characters so clearly that their dialogues read like you are actually listening to the voices of these characters right in front of you. It’s a character-driven story that gives you a feeling of a first-hand experience. Saran has written this story from the heart, the product of his six-month isolation in a Kashmir valley, and continues during the pandemic years. He takes extra caution to present the historical backdrop of his story to give his readers an authentic feel for the plot. At over 500 pages, The Drop and Glop is the sink-your-teeth-into type of novel that will present you with a long but engaging reading activity. It is a heartfelt work of historical fiction that deserves to be read.