May 07, 2009

"Greed"- By Anushka


Image from: Amazon

I had shared the story of the The Fisherman and his wife with Anush a couple of weeks back.
Last evening my mother- her paati/ grandma- was looking for something in the shelf.

Anush concerned " What do you want paati?"
Paati sighed " I want so many things Anushka."
Anush promptly" Paati you must not be greedy!"

Talking of books I read this book The Glass Palace by Amitav Gosh

Set in Burma and Kolkotta and Ratnagiri, it traces a royal family's decline as a back drop and then focuses on a love story spanning a couple of generations.

Sometimes it meanders and is laborious, but on the whole it makes an interesting read

The best part was the conflict among the Indian "saab" like recruits in the British Indian army as they confront the dilemma of fighting against their own country. . .

6 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Not read a book in ages!! :(

Pesto Sauce said...

Have head this to be a good read

Did you know that Amitav Ghosh had declined Commonwealth prize fo this book?

Subhashree said...

Lol at Anush's comment to patti.

Artnavy said...

monika-
during travel time ?? or maybe after kid sleeps

pesto-
yes- when i was reading up his hungry ide i realised this

subha-
cute na?

dipali said...

I liked this too. Have you read his latest-Sea of Poppies? Truly awesome.

Artnavy said...

dipali
there on my shelf waiting to be read