Book Review: The Owl Delivered the Good News All Night Long by Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai
- ISBN : 978-9390652747
- Publisher : Aleph Book Company
- Price: INR 999/-
- Genre: Fiction / Anthology/ Myths, Legends, and Fairytales
About the Book
"This is indeed India!… The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday’s bear date with the modering antiquities for the rest of nations-the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined." –Mark Twain
This is India captured in this book. This is the India you get to see in these stories and live through these characters. Going through these stories is like an experience in itself. After every 3 stories, the tone changes and so does the feel, the culture, the tradition, and the lifestyle. I read it at leisure, visiting all the cities I wanted to according to my wishlist and basking in the stories for that day. There is no right way to bask in these stories as they are in no particular order.
The stories are an attempt to showcase the past. They are also an attempt to remind the future of our roots. And for the present to talk about the rich heritage the land we call our country holds for us.
Overall, a brilliant collection. Definitely recommended for all book-lovers.
This is a collector's edition and a must-have for all book lovers. This cover is a conversation starter and the stories can be a great thing to talk about in all your get-togethers for years to come!
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