Friday, 7 December 2012

Fiction Reads: The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Enter the world of the Gandharvas: it is a dose of the dreamlike, ethereal, mesmerizing, weird, wicked and quirky. In Udaipur, Mrs. Patwardhan tells her daughter , Anuradha before her marriage, “In this life my darling, there is no mercy.” And the story unfolds; Anuradha’s wedding in Bombay, the birth of her son, the love that she feels for her husband, Vardhman; the death of her child, Shloka; the misery, and then the house by the sea which has no mercy. After all, it was a house made for love and a man died waiting for his lover.

The Last Song of Dusk is a riveting read. It is lyrical while describing relationships between two people and animals. It certainly is a page turner.

Anybody who is up for reading a slice of the upbeat and the wacky, here is The Last Song of the Dusk.

(Article by Kabita Sonowal) 

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