Translated by Vidya Pai.
Published by National Book Trust(NBT)
I picked this book at the Bangalore Book festival, about two years back. I don't erally know the reason behind me opting for this book. I guess, the painting on the cover page made me do so. Anyways, i was impressed with some NBT books, which i had read on previous occasions. I still remember reading books that they published for children. A gripping story and good grammer made them interesting.
Well, coming back to Kali Ganga, it talks about a family and it's future. Here, i came across two sisters. Well i won't be wrong if i say that the plot revolves around both of them. Though it begins on a happy note, the same does not continue for long. Disturbances in the family, arise frequently.
When, i did reach the fag end of the story, i felt wretched. For two reasons; one being the book and the other, for the weak personalities that we possess.
Disasters visit the family every now and then. I didn't acknowledge it much on my first read. Something made me read it once again. Both the sisters' face them with such determination, and strong will. I was taken aback by the kind of power-talk that the book emphasises on.
I'm doubly sure that i would not have reacted with such resolve. Simply mind-blowing. The courage that is hiden behind those actions, behind those words, is to be appreciated.
A motivator, the book implies on only one aspect, that is; the will of a person. That which helps him/her navigate his path, through obstacles. That which induces positive thinking.