- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 232 KB
- Print Length: 21 pages
- Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors (22 October 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07GXNL2XY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 32 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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We are bestowed with one life. Even though the odds may not be in our favour every time, one should not give up. The author has elucidated this efficiently. The story questions the sanctity of blood relations citing an example of a dysfunctional family.
The story is based on the life of Abani Halder who is being badly treated by his son and daughter-in-law. He had done his best to give a good life to his son but is not getting the same in return. The mental torture for Abani is too hard for him to bear, especially when his partner is not there and he is made to feel like an unwanted person in the family. Though he has faced so much, he still cares for his family. That is what parents are known to do, they have a big heart, forgive the mistakes of their children and always care for them.
The title of the book is an attractive one. It gives you an idea that the book has a sad story. The cover is perfect and one can relate it to the story of Abani. The plot is relatable and you must have heard such stories every now and then through newspapers or social media. The narration will make you think about what is happening in the society these days and can even make you cry.
Pick this up if you want to remind yourself about the love of parents.
Plot- 5 / 5
Narration- 5 / 5
Title- 5 / 5
Cover- 5 / 5
Overall- 5 / 5
Final Rating: 4/5
The cover is just perfect as per the plot. It has an image of an Old Man sitting on the roof top of a Building.
The title of the Novel is based on the feeling of the main character "Abani" of the story.
The plot is simple, yet inspiring. The author has tried to portray the character of Abani as strong and brave, who has remained strong through the thick and thins of Life. But with passing days is feeling low and defeated by life.
The narration of the novel shows his thought process and struggles throughout his life.
The book was a kind of whirlpool of emotions, it has many teachings of life. The vocabulary can easily be understood as it was simple to understand and the pace of the novel is good.
I felt it was the perfect story to conclude the Love Series.
The author has done great work with the "It's all about the Love Series".
Looking forward to read such series of short stories from the author in Future.
I learnt one of the greatest lesson from this story. It is to love one ownself and accepting oneself fully. It speaks about embracing your flaws and imperfections and living a content life.
The author has brought into fore a social issue - the issue of old parents being ignored and mentally tortured in today's nuclear families. It's more troublesome. for parents when one of their partner dies. People think of them as an extra, unwanted person in the house and ignore them. In an age, when a little attention can do wonders, they become the loneliest of people.
This story will make you deeply sad. It's better if you cry, or else, like me, you will end up having a feeling of gloom sitting heavy on your heart. True, we all are getting old, and we do not know what the future holds for us.
The story reminded me of two things. Firstly, Shakti Chattopadhyay' s famous Bengali poem, "Abani Bari Acho?" And it's not only because Mukherjee's protagonist is called Abani, it's because both the celebrated poem and this little gem of a story, have a sense of utter loss and despair. They are synchronous in some very strange inexplicable way.
Secondly, the story reminded me of a sad recent event, where a viral video of a man repeatedly slapping his old father was in the news a few days back. Even though the police had jailed the rogue son, the harassed father had himself turned up in the police station to bail out his son. This is what parents' love is all about.
In The Death Wish too, Abani at last decides to care about his daughter in law, who had treated him like a doormat always.
The story is also an inspiring rags to riches story which reminds you that no matter how hardships you face, if you're determined, nothing can stop you from success.
I hope the young generation read this story in numbers and grow some empathy. Good job, Mr. Author!