All of it should be heard cos I’m the one who exists to keep all this alive and it will all die with me…..
Life is very cruel and unpredictable at times. But the desire to live beyond all challenges, and emerge as a winner is what makes it worthwhile.
Broken Bangles as the title reads gets a string of emotions into our mind. The pain and the struggle women go through is beyond any words could describe. This short Novella depicts the harsh reality of life 3 women face in life in 3 beautifully written stories.
The title is unique and so is the cover. Narration is medium paced. Language is simple. characterisation is good and well justified. Plot is simple yet very interesting.
What I liked?
1. The concept of narrating the three stories that displays 3 different emotions is unique.
2. Linking each story with the Broken Bangles but in different circumstances is interesting.
3. The beautiful introduction given to each story and promising to keep the visit a secret.
What I didn’t like?
There was nothing that I disliked just that I feel there could have been a happy ending in the story Perfume.
A nice short read that brings a tsunami of emotions and leaves the reader longing for more. I was truly moved to tears after reading the story “Literature Kotha”.
A tawaif is being interviewed – read her heart wrenching and hard-hitting realities as she opens up about what she has gone through and how she became ‘Meina Jaan’. A mother allows her rights to be discounted as she fears to confront the truth about an extramarital affair of her husband; she pays a hefty price for it. ‘The house of widows’ initially cannot welcome the arrival of a free bird in the nest but then something happens that appears to be dramatic flip in the entire scenario. Broken Bangles consists of these three short stories which leave a lot of things unsaid but also stirs up the readers as they silently demand to be heard.