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)