Picture this: You are young, radiant and have millions of boys swooning over you. And then one day, out of nowhere, someone splashes a piping hot liquid on that beautiful face of yours. The face you always held up high with pride melts off in flames. You have been attacked with ACID. Oh! How that little pimple used to annoy the hell out of you. Now, what are you supposed to do with that burnt face?
ALISHBAH, an acid attack survivor is leading a life full of complications. With a disfigured face her struggle for justice is still knocking the doors of politicians. Her treatment has been described as a long war with many battles. A skilled cricketer, ARZAAN, was living an ordinary life until he happens to meet Alishbah, in a deserted graveyard. She claimed to be his wife. But he never actually dated any girl. The idea of getting involved with a girl always seemed stupid to him, let alone getting married to one. He clearly didn’t know who she was.
NO, he DID NOT suffer any memory loss. Then what could be the connection between them?
Thrown together by chance, Alishbah and Arzaan soon discover that their fates were intertwined. The past and present mingle to create an unforgettable tale of love, loss, and redemption.
As Alishbah struggles to reconstruct her life, she transforms herself from a victim to a fighter. She rises from the ashes of her past to see the victory inked in her scars, and to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. But…was she ready to avenge on her attacker? If yes, could she do this? Is she brave and bad enough to do this?
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The Naked Scars is a portrait of the life of an acid attack survivor. The book spans the bridge between being a victim to survivor and then a fighter. It explores the struggles of an acid attack victim, from trauma, pain, trails and even euphoria to those days or nights when nothing will come. It’s the story of what it means to be NOT beautiful and why we keep on trying.