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Had received the autographed version of her book and delivery was upto date. I am an avid reader of all her books & have most of her collections which I keep on reading many times and fortunately I had got this at a very good deal of INR 140/- which is unusual knowing all her books are over Rs 180 & above. This book is also one of her best story telling which is for all age groups & she has as always woven her stories in an enchanting manner which will entice you to continue reading. Would strongly recommend to read it.
Very nice book in these covid -19 times because it puts fear and it was really nice, the stories had been nicely introduced and I love the author SudhaMurthy she is my favourite author and she tells her life stories very frankly and doesn’t hide anything.
Reading SudhaMurthy's 'Grandparents' Bag of Stories' is like taking a walk down memory lane - not to the distant past, but just to March 2020, when the Coronavirus had spread all over the world enough to be declared a global pandemic. While she writes a range of books from novels to travelogues, my favourites by SudhaMurthy are short stories, especially ones like these that take us back to simpler times in life and impart valid life lessons while at it.
The best part about this book is the corollary to real life that we have actually witnessed over the past 10 months - how with the fear of impending lockdown, the entire nation was in a frenzy as people thronged to 'get home', stock up on essentials & stay indoors as much as possible. Here as well, cousins Meenu, Raghu, Krishna, Anoushka and Aditi are sent by their parents in the city to Ajja and Ajji's (grandparents) house in the Shiggaon village. Kamlu Ajji is there too, to add to the melee!
When lockdown is announced, the kids and elders enjoy the time together, sharing chores among themselves. The kids learn that no task is big or small for them & the grandparents are amused to see the antics of the city kids adjusting to life in the village. Everyday, Ajja & Ajji regale the kids with stories - some funny, some thought-provoking, some a mystery - each with a deep meaning behind them. From how rice was first brought to the Earth as the first one to how the Gods of Medicine actually impart wisdom as to how to fight the Coronavirus, the stories are a corollary to everyday life in the 21st century and how we have evolved as a race.
The language of the novel is wonderful - warm, endearing, compassionate and filled with such beautiful life lessons. As SudhaMurthy says in the preface, it's almost as if she got into the skin of a 10-year-old and wrote these stories. The intermittent illustrations are absolutely top-notch too, the characters depicted are those we see in real life all around us.
Through the magic of stories and the words used, SudhaMurthy fills our hearts with joy, makes us smile a whole lot and fires up our imaginations! Beautiful read, this one!
This is the best book of sudhamurthy and it is famous I loved it it is worth buying it ceirtanly go with it I was surprised that this book is made in this year only and Happy New Year friend and dont forget to buy this book I have purchased it in my kindle so it was amazing.