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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Book Review: The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories

The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories
Ankita Sharma
Publisher: Humming Words Publishers
Pages: 135
Price: INR 180/-

'The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories' is a debut book by a fellow blogger and a publisher Ankita Sharma published by Humming words Publications.  The book is a collection of short tales from our day to day lives which leaves a reader with a sense of deja vu. Ankita has judiciously picked up the stories from the Indian society and given them her own perspective with beautiful narration. Her first two stories. 'The Pink Card' and 'One More Bite' intelligently depict the contradictory standards of women for their own child and someone else's child. The second story particularly leaves us in rage and exasperation after the words of shallow sympathy from a mother towards a poor kid in order to teach her son a lesson. Another story named after the title of the book 'The Wedding Trousseau' talks about a girl in her early twenties entering the ties of matrimony. It conveys the surprise or shock a blind arranged marriage can bring into a persons life. Another story 'The Fresh Stock' mocks on the situation in an orphanage about cold hearted insensitive couples coming for child adoption. The stories are open ended with no moral teachings or definite end. Hence a reader is free to make their own interpretation in the end of each story.
The stories are different from each other but quite similar and closely resemble our daily lives, focusing on various aspects of relationships. While the volume excels in narration and language, it lags behind in terms of novelty. This book is a decent read for teenagers as well as adults, in Ankita's own words it is a collection for all age groups.

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

You can buy this book online here:
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  2. I am half way through it and hope to finish reading it soon! :P


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