Latest Book Releases written by Indian female authorsby Sushant Bhosale August 3, 2013 0 comments
Interesting reads written by Indian female authors of today are a must try. Written on different genre, each of them proves to be thought provoking in their way. Karna’S Wife: The Outcast’S Queen, this novel highlights the plight of Karna, a Kshatriya par excellence bogged down by the rules of the society while the changing dynamics of locating life partners for their children is revealed in Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage. And lastly, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There does work around its way in arousing you morally.
Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage by Nandini Krishnan
Nandini Krishnan, a journalist and humorist based in Chennai has written this novel highlighting how marriages are fixed in India. Though the pattern in which marriages are fixed has changed dynamically with the presence of matrimonial websites, getting acquainted through internet along with traditional matchmaking practices, the scene has practically become a matter of ridicule. Hitched is based on in-depth interviews with modern women of today who have had arranged marriages. Could be considered as an eye opener for many on how marriages are finalized and the issues likely to prop up before and after the marriage. Nevertheless, arranged marriages are likely to rule at least amongst a section of families who are on a look out for decent life partners for their children. Surprisingly, it also offers useful tips which help you to get out of dicey situations.
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There by Sudha Murthy
Recently published, this collection of short stories is based on the author’s visits across India and her interactions with people at the grass root level. Inspiring and motivational stories which relate to the common Indian public but have not only changed her perception of life but also led her to bring about changes in the society at her level. Chitra, a ticketless train co-passenger was brought under her care who then proceeded to educate herself and finally relocated abroad. The story of the young Muslim boy brought up by Hindu neighbours or the story of a family unable to fulfill their guest’s (the author’s) request of a glass of milk are heart rendering in their own way. The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk is a must read book for those who wish to lead a more meaningful life but contributing their bit to the society.
Karna’S Wife: The Outcast’S Queen by Kavita Kane
Epics are great stories often narrated from the main protagonist’s point of view. But when seen from the other angle, the story reveals a dramatic twist. So is the case of Karna, one of the unsung heroes of the epic of Mahabharata, despite belonging to the royal lineage, he is considered a ‘sutaputra’. Narrated by his wife “Uruvi” who highlights the how Karna was a victim of his own fate. His agony, despair and anguish all have been handled by his wife and partner for life. Set in the mythological ancient India, Karna’S Wife: The Outcast’S Queen is Indeed a refresher from the regular tales and commentaries on Mahabharata.
Feel like catching up on them? Duck the rain and get cozy in your favorite corner of your home buy purchasing them well in advance of the rainy weekend. For latest offers of lowest competitive prices do visit Compareraja now and save lots of money.