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The Old Man and his God, by Sudha Murty — a review
Some books will make us choose disparate decisions and change the way we think or even confabulate. Please forgive me, if You had thought of non-fictions which go lengths about preaching good habits, inculcating thoughts and whatever. Sudha Murthy needs no introduction. She is a well established social worker, philanthropist and the Chairperson of the eminent Infosys Foundation and not to forgot a great writer who has carved her own niche of fiction and non fiction works. I had already read some of her works, thanks to my twin sibling.
The Old Man and His God was exactly that. A compilation of about 25 stories spanning a little over a pages, this book was a refreshingly light read. In this book the author relates a few incidents from her life drawing a lesson or an interesting thought at the end of each. Some of the language is Indian English , as is the humour. But then most of the stories are about Indians in India. The stories are heartwarming and some of the thoughts stay on in your mind longer than others. I especially liked the insight with which the author was able to draw the profoundest of lessons from the most simple everyday stories.
The Old Man and His God book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As she goes about her work with the villagers, slum dwelle.
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A journey in books, life, and learning
No other form of art can capture the range and diversity of human experience the way a poem can. Within these pages, you will find Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the As she goes about her work with the villagers, slum dwellers and the common men and women of India, Sudha Murty—writer, social worker and teacher—listens to them and records what they have to say. Their accounts of the struggles and hardships which they have at times overcome, and at other times been overwhelmed by, are put together in this book. Told simply and directly from the heart, The Old Man and His God is a collection of snapshots of the varied facets of human nature and a mirror to the souls of the people of India.