Friday, December 22, 2017

Book Review: Sita's Sister (Kavita Kane) The Forgotten Enchantress in Ramayana

"Will deserting your wife and serving your brother make your more noble? Then, let me hate you for that. Let me hate you for the forthcoming fourteen years-that endless chasm you have driven between us" 
(Sita' Sister; Kavita Kane)

What would you do if your husband chooses his brother over you? 
How will your bear the pain of being left out by your husband at a completely unfamiliar place? 
Why should you wait for 14 long years for his return when he did not love you enough to leave you?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness- Or is it?

It was in the summer of 2003, I read God of Small Things and fell in love with it instantly. Ammu, Estha, Rahel and Velutha became a part of me and the novel set standard for my choice of books in the years to come. Even after 10 years of reading it, I clearly remembered every instance, character and even some dialogues. (I first heard of Elvis Presley from Rahel and how the shrubs 'communist pacha' got its name in Kerala). Nonetheless to say, I was smitten by the plot, characters and also the picturesque Meenachal river through GoST.

Coming to this summer of 2017, I finally bought the book and read it all over once again. I could sense the difference I felt as teenager and now as the middle aged woman reading it. My take on the entire incestuous relationship and even the moral conflict in Ammu-Velutha relationship had changed drastically. 
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