Friday, June 30, 2006

In Pursuit of ...


While lazily browsing across the internet, I came across this book extract from internationally acclaimed author Manju Kapoor`s latest book "A Married Woman". It is to be noted that Manju Kapoor, is one of the authors who had criticised authors like Salman Rushdie, for their depiction of India, without proper research. So it is with some excitement that I started reading it. Though the title sounds familiar, as I kept reading the extract, I found in it an hidden inherent freshness of subject. An interesting insight and a bird`s eye view into the minds of the Indian middle class.

A Married Woman is the story of an artist whose canvas challenges the
constraints of middle-class existence. A beautifully honest and seductive story
of love, set at a time of political and religious upheaval, A Married Woman is
for anyone who has known life’s responsibilities.


At times, reading extracts satisfy the thirst of reading a particular work, at times it aggravates the thirst... I guess, it is one of those times, when my thirst has multiplied.

39 comments:

Ekta said...

hey seems like an interesting book!
Will try and get my hands on it..was just trying to figure out what to read next and your post hopefully has solved that!

Velu Nair said...

i remember having read manju's difficult daughters, some time back... sumhow i felt it cudnt live up to all the hype. hope this one wud be better!

:)

priya said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Srijith Unni said...

@ekta : Hi!, Glad to know that i`ve been of help ;-)

@velu : Oh!,Okay, I`ve never read any of her works before. Velu, please dont take my word alone for it, Do read the extract and see for yourself

@priya : Anytime.. You`re Welcome!! :)

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Hmm...Havnt heard about this but it sure makes me want to read it when I get a hold of the same! You really have a good eye man..Good weekend to ya!

Has to be me said...

Hmmm, sounds interesting. Thanx fr sharing

starry nights said...

Thanks for the review. have not read any by this author.willbe on my list.

Srijith Unni said...

@Scribblez : Good Weekend to you too, Scribblez.! Yes, do give a read, if you happen to get your hands on it.

@Has to be me : Anytime, Thanks for dropping by!

@Starry : Yeah, me too, didn`t hear of it, before, but liked the extract a lot, so recommending it!

Prash said...

Didn't know about this author before. The moment you said that she critized Salman Rushdie openly...I am motivated to buy her book. I shall try to get this book. Hopefully I shall get the English Version.

anoop said...

have to try this one..

Marutham said...

Wow,...Now i must read some book this vactn!! :)
//At times, reading extracts satisfy the thirst of reading a particular work, at times it aggravates the thirst... I guess, it is one of those times, when my thirst has multiplied.
//

Gaurav Jain said...

Sounds interesting... !!

-Gaurav

Dew Drops said...

haven't heard of the author or the book yet. i think i will search for the review too b4 trying to get it..

Srijith Unni said...

@Prash : Yes, and it is that outspokenness, which interested me, but the extract was a bit different and pleasing.

@Anoop : yeah try it, after reading the extract.. if you like it ;-) Thanks for dropping by.!

@Marutham : Well, after all that hard work, you must chill out with a book for this vacation! :)

@Gaurav : Yes, but don`t go by my word alone. :) perspectives differ.

@Dew drops :I read about the author only recently. Looking forward to read your review on your book blog :)!

Reshmi said...

sounds like a wonderful tip..:)
will definitely check out..

a country fellow said...

ayoo, a book like this will go over my head. i think i will keep my distance.

Srijith Unni said...

@Reshmi : I dont want to do some canvassing for a book, which i haven`t read fully myself , but however you could sure give it a try.. going by the extract, i guess, it must be worth it!

@a country fellow: :) yeah for me too, some books are like that!, especially the sci-fi ones..

Ghost Particle said...

a good story never fails. I tink the 'recipe' for todays readers would certainly be stories of courage, love and human relationship that can connect us and let us live the characters of the book.

Anonymous said...

OK.. But when will you work?

Palaniappan N said...

oops..Sorry..that anonymous was me :)

Srijith Unni said...

@Ghost Particle : I agree with you.! People should be able to live as the characters in a book. THen everyone will surely find, reading, a very rejuvenating experience. Welcome to my blog, sir!

@Palani : Hi da.. I knew you`ll do something like this.. and believe I some how do finish my work.. :)

Keshi said...

sounds very nice n interesting to read...

Keshi.

Srijith Unni said...

@Keshi : I`m glad, my post sounds that way.,.! :) Thanks for your appreciation.!

Sandeep Menon said...

hi Srijith, just stumbled upon ur blog by chance....and i was truly bowled over by it....the title is indeed amazing and ur interpretation of time...and of course,great posts...will keep visiting ur blog regularly now...

Srijith Unni said...

@Sandeep : THanks Sandeep!. YOu overwhelm me with your appreciation. I hope I get to do justice :) THanks a lot for visiting. Do come back.!

Palaniappan N said...

Hey..you didn't tell me to come back.. :(

Arz000n said...

I would love to get hands on this novel...lemme fire up ma P2P :P

Srijith Unni said...

@Palani : Yeah.. okay okay.. come back..! ;-)

@arzOOn : I just love crazy frog.. so cute it looks.. :) Yes you sure must.! what`s P2P BTW ? jus wondering.. !

pophabhi said...

Nice way to introduce the book.

Srijith Unni said...

@Abhilash : Thanks for the appreciation.. Welcome in here..! :)

Maya Cassis said...

true..this one looks like a great read from the extract alone...thirst-worthy :)

Srijith Unni said...

@Maya : Yes, isn`t the extract good.. Dream like and yet close to the heart. nearer to reality.

Maya Cassis said...

Keep putting up such good extracts...I like getting great suggestions to read.Cos sometimes I am just plain lazy but when there are such things that come to notice,I just run and grab the book...now going to get my hands on this one soon :)

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