Book Review: Dawn After Darkness by Rohit Gupta 


Book Title: Dawn After Darkness
Author: Rohit Gupta 
Format: Paper Back
Total Number of Pages: 103
Language: English
Publisher: Invincible Publishers
Publishing Date: 23 May 2018
ISBN-10: 9387328708
ISBN-13: 978-9387328709

Life can change in the blink of an eye.

For Rohit, it happened on a holiday. He was partying with his friends one night, and then woke up at home six months later, unable to speak, walk or care for himself. The diagnosis was a traumatic brain injury; the prognosis was a difficult life ahead.

This is Rohit’s story. A life with an invisible injury, in a country that doesn’t understand disability, is not aware of it, nor does it cope with it well. How does a young man in the prime of his life move forward? How do the others treat him and what effect does that have on him?

This book will give you a greater understanding of a life with a traumatic brain injury and open your eyes to the people living around you with invisible, chronic difficulties.

How does he deal with a disparity stuck life, learns to be happy with whatever he is left with and never gives up, specially upon realising that anger is not the solution to vulnerability. The injury transforms him and teaches him:

Friendship is just a fiction which appears good and colourful only in stories and pictures.

My Take

Starting from the book cover is a image of a man facing the mountain and seems to be in deep thought. The cover is simple and intriguing. The title of Dawn After Darkness is apt according to the story.

Authors shares a very personal story of tragedy, and how he manage to turn it into a victory and a source of inspiration for others. Struggling with a disease in country where people doesn’t have awareness of its existence and getting efficient treatment is out of question. This book is written in two parts. In Part One the author writes about his life in short and straight forward without dragging to much. On the other hand in part two is based on author’s life incidents life before and after the injury, rehabilitation care of TBI patients, speech therapy section treats like a small child to start speaking sections, on my own, moos swings, friends stand with us for only sometime of out our life and family stands with us in every situations, on my own stars with a hope to getting better, self worth, fate and life, depression, my future and happiness.

A total eye opening account of what young people with TBI face educationally, socially, and physically as they try to regain their lives. The protagonist of the story Rohit, goes on a trip to Goa with his friends and had a n accident. He lost conscious for 6 months and is suffering TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) after that incident. After gaining conscious he was unable to life his life like he always do before the incident. Now he was struggling to walk, eat, talk. He was depending on other’s for each and everything. The keys points at the end of the books is to strengthening your mindset so that you can deal with the challenges life throws your way was so personal, honest and so inspiring.


Everyone will face challenges in life, but not everyone can recover. Fewer can go on thrive. All of us have times in life where we face significant challenges, and we can allow them to break us down or to make us better. This book, with powerful story telling and practical advice, provides a guide for becoming stronger – no matter what life throws our way.  The book raises awareness of how traumatic TBI patients life actually is.

The narration is engaging and educating. Easy and simple language and grammar are used. The book has a very powerful message to deliver. Kudos to the author for penning down this book. This is a must read for anyone wanting to thrive in life, no matter what shows up at your doorstep.

Overall Ratings 5/5 Stars

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. jenchaos76 says:

    Truly this is the kind of book that helps people understand the implications of a brain disorder. Most people don’t believe in disability arising from brain/mind, so many suffer in silence as this man had. It’s important to educate people about TBI, mental illness and the like so that people like him and others can live a relatively calm life.

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  2. Yes most of the peoples are not aware of this disease.

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  3. Empress DJ says:

    this sounds heart-squeezing but eye-opening


  4. Nicole Pyles says:

    I’m not usually one for non-fiction but this sounds very inspirational!


  5. Finitha Jose says:

    A must read for sure. Thanks for the review, I would never have heard about it otherwise


  6. aparna_097 says:

    I love to read inspirational reads too. Lovely review.


  7. Priyasha says:

    Great review 💕💕


  8. Sounds interesting – thanks for sharing.


  9. I love the sound of this book. That and the cover too.


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