Book Review – Fallen Angel – The Making and Unmaking of Rajat Gupta – Sandipan Deb

imagesFallen Angel is arguably the best non-fiction thriller I have ever read or may be the only non-fiction thriller I have read. When this whole Rajat Gupta controversy broke out, it took the entire international media and social media by a storm. There were too many theories, assumptions, facts and stories making rounds and everyone had their own version of what exactly happened.

I had also read a couple of reviews about this book by Sandipan Deb, whose another book The Last War didn’t impress me much. After reading the reviews, I developed an interest in the whole fiasco and had put this book into my reading list. Publishers of this book were kind enough to send me a copy and I finished it in no time. This book is a gripping read and with the way it is written, it takes you to some other world where there are logical inferences about everything that was going around at that time.

Extensively researched and well put, Fallen Angel, is an insightful account of what exactly happened with Rajat Gupta. The intriguing part of the book is the FBI -wiretap transcriptions which takes this book to some other level.

The narrative of the book is written in such a way that it becomes almost impossible to put this book down. It focuses on the life of Rajat Gupta and focuses on almost each and every aspect of his life. How he rose to the key positions that he was holding. Fraud and insider trading is what Rajat Gupta was accused of but some of the jury members who were in the panel and people who have known Rajat were still not convinced by the verdict.

All and all, this 242 page book is something that would teach you about corporate fiascos and a lot more. I strongly recommend this one and I must say, Sandipan Deb’s research and writing style has left me speechless with this one.

Book Source : Publishers
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Genre : Non-Fiction
ISBN : 978-81-291-2111-0

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