I assume the author is non- Brahmin- Ameen Merchant. He has painted a rather insightful and stirring picture of a conventional agraharam Brahmin Household-with all its richness in food and rituals and even language. One can only find a couple of errors here and there.
This story of two sisters ( one a veena prodigy and the other a bookworm) is poignant, the bonded to tradition and almost subservient existence that changes into a life of freedom and promise, a betrayal which is not, a loyalty which turns to naught, of misunderstanding and of rediscovery.
A nice book, but the style could have been a little crisper ( sometimes it is repetitive to the point of exhaustion)
The December issue of Chandamama with Mister Muthu- II is out.
At work, I have been given another account to handle. Finally I will have enough work for the day and less time to blog:-))