My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A beautifully written tale about a woman whose memory deteriorates due to dementia and how she and others around her react to it.
While narrating this tale Himanjal Sankar has craftily woven in the role of the Indian woman as a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law in the educated yet patriarchal and communal/casteist Indian social society.
The narration is in first person alternating between the mother and daughter and how they react to different situations differently.
Am sure every Indian, man or woman, will relate to at least one if not some of the situations in the book. Do read to find out.
It is hypocrisy of the Indian 'educated elite' exposed.
Most importantly, it gives an insight into the world of people suffering from dementia and it is very important as it is becoming increasingly prevalent and identifiable in modern times.
Definitely worth a read.
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