Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A book with different concept and nice teaching about the Law of Karma. A wonderful narration and Good characterization. Deep and touching tale. Recommended to all those readers who love to read something different.
About The Author: Petite Powerhouse. That is how Mona Verma is best known. An alumnus of the prestigious Delhi Public School and The Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, Mona has donned the caps of social crusader, homemaker, mother ,entrepreneur and writer with great aplomb. She has been the recipient of the ‘Woman of Substance’ award from the All India Women’s Conference in the years 2010 and 2012, the ‘Hindustan Times Woman of the Year Award’, an award from the National Union of Journalists, India for her contribution to English Literature in 2013, and the Uttarakhand Ratna award in 2014. Mona lives in Hardwar with her husband, two children and their precious pug, Velvett.
About The book: When Five-year old Brinda is widowed after being married for a few hours, her family refuses to take her back in. She is an abhaga, one that brings bad luck. And little Brinda finds her way to Banaras, to Nirmala Ashram under the watchful eye of Vasanti Bua. And thus begins Brinda's story-a tragic tale of promises, fate and redemption, another tale of the city's numerous white shadows, as the people around her come together to redeem themselves and restore faith in humanity once again in the holiest city of them all-Banaras.
Review: The cover is so pleasing and take you to the land of God “Banaras”. The Title and Blurb itself tells you about the story so far and attracts you to read the full book. As the story itself is fresh and teaches you an important aspect of life. “ When you have full faith in God you will surely get the best in your life. Everything happens for a reason defined by God itself.” Brinda’s fate teaches you a very important lesson of life. I loved the way Author had narrated the story and the way she had played with words was commendable. The life of Banaras was beautifully defined by the Author. Here people do not fear Death. They have complete faith towards God. All the characters of the story were well described and the best part was the characters were described separately in each chapter. Vasanti Bua as a caretaker of “Nirmala Ashram” where she protects numerous ladies and Child Widow was a nice character so far. One Of the fascinating tale was “Law of Karma” Where Those people who are parted by Divine Plan can be United again and I as a reader believe in this concept. The Author had explained each part in detail which was truly commendable. The Climax will make you happy and encourage you to have faith in God. Overall A nice tale to read. I would Recommend everyone to read this book. It’s seriously a nice and Unique concept. All the best Mona. Keep writing….