If they shut the doors and do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm, O thou unlucky one, with the thunder flame of pain ignite your own heart, and let it burn alone.
Plot summary: The struggle of Kusum in the society to identify herself as a human being was the core of the story. How Kusum finds her love? How she fights the society and her inner conscious? Were narrated in the 51 page Novella.
Authors: Santosh Avvannavar and Dr.Shayan Haq
Edited by: Rajashree Ghosh
Published by: Hoffen
Price: Rs.149 (Paperback)
Goosebumps review: A short read to boost the confidence and to rethink our view on life. Goosebumps guaranteed by the end.(4.2 / 5)
An excellent read. In just 51 pages of a story the author (Authors) has planted a message in the readers mind. The story of a person who finds it difficult to fit into the society due her gender has been narrated well. I was impressed right from the first page. The introduction of She through Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry was good.
I liked the view of the author on the society and the life, through the protagonist. There are sentences to boost the confidence like “Make people and situation powerless by not reacting to reactions from the society”, there are sentences on society “Soon, there will be a time when a man’s prestige will be counted by how many divorce or affairs he has”.
The message that was delivered by the novel is not only for those who live under the shadow it is also for the common man and women. The narration was simple and the language was lucid. Even the amateurs would find it easy to read.
The end of the novella really surprised me. One should read the novella till the end to not miss the final touch. A simple read with solid message.