- Paperback: 188 pages
- Publisher: Niyogi Books Private Limited (9 April 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9386906376
- ISBN-13: 978-9386906373
- Package Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,91,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
You Cannot Have All The Answers and Other Stories Paperback – 9 Apr 2018
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About the Author
Author, Poet And Translator, Deepa Agarwal Writes For Both Children And Adults And Has Over 50 Books Published. Among Other Recognitions, She Received The Ncert National Award For Children’s Literature In 1993, And Has Been Featured On The Ibby (International Board On Books For Young People) Honour List, 2008.
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'You Cannot Have All The Answers and Other Stories' by Deepa Agarwal is a collection of 15 highly intellectual and thought provoking stories! The stories deals with some really untouched issues of the society..which people fear to talk about...like second marriage, patriarchy, women's marginalization, prejudice etc. The book enlightens you from within...and let you stare at a void and think! Just think!
#WRITING: First of all I have to say...I love it thoroughly when a Female Author shows this kind of exceptionality and uniqueness in her writing! You will flow with the stories...you will feel it in front of your eyes! And that's an applauding job❤ Writing has a perfect blend of intricacy yet having a lucid, easy to understand style!
#NARRATION: I love those books which explains the environment and setting of the story in detail...you will find that in this book! You will happy and sad...at the same time! It's a women centric book...and the sense of touch of author's personal experiences makes it a masterpiece!😇
#MY_VIEWS: Book like this ..you came across very rarely...This book has a sense of abstractness which will only attract those who have a sense of depth to understand the issues ...which the author talks about! This book needs time and concentration ..which will be worth it..for sure! I love every bit of this book!
" You cannot have all the answers and other stories " @dipuli .
This is the collection of 15 stories . I really obsessed with all the stories in the book... Every story is different and has different answers who attempt to seek answers to a variety of existential questions. " Some stories begin at the beginning and some at the end. And in some it's hard to explain where is the beginning and where is ending " .
This actually same as mentioned above.. every story is different .
Here , the stories are with different people with different perspectives . How they fought in their life with struggles.
In this 15 stories included with a Asian age short story competition winner. " Cradle song " and I loved it alot . And it touches to our heart. .
The author is an awesome writer . And her stories and writings stands up against woman's marginalisation with rare artistry . And her dedication towards the book ... I saw in this book... And I loved it alot 💕💕❤
Thanks for the review copy mam.
Written By- Deepa Agarwal
Published by- Niyogi Books
The book contains a collection of 15 short stories which explores conflicting human emotions. The book deals with issues such as trauma, sexuality, prejudice, family relations and others. Have all the issues been addressed well? Can all these be included in a short story?(Read the book to find out)
●There are some outstanding short stories like- The Cradle Song, You cannot have all the answers that already featured in many respected and well esteemed magazines.
●The main essence of a short story lies in its suspense and incompleteness and yet a feeling of fulfillment, all of which were beautifully demonstrated in these stories.
●Most of the stories are from the perspective of a women characters who gave such a powerful voice to the needs, aspirations, expectations and loss in women of the 20th century.
◆The stories weaves a tale of desire, loss and other emotions so intricately that it is hard not to get caught in the web. In some of the situations though I felt a very witty approach is required to understand some of the complex situations described in some of the stories, otherwise the reader would feel lost.
While leafing through the pages, I was transported back to my ICSE days where we read short stories in our syllabus. The nostalgic feeling made me finsh this book soon. The stories themselves were intriguing which helped too. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and the trip down to memory lane.
Some stories begin at the beginning and some at the end. And in some it’s hard to say where the beginning is and where the end.’ You Cannot Have All the Answers, a collection of fifteen short stories, offers a glimpse into the conflicting emotions that define the human condition, and portrays characters who attempt to seek answers to a variety of existential questions. Including The Asian Age short-story competition winner, Cradle Song, these narratives deal with issues like trauma, sexuality, prejudice, family relations, and the recklessness of youth.
You Cannot Have All The Answers came as a beautiful surprise to me. It is a collection of 15 short stories- set in India, mostly during the late 20th century, and it powerfully describes certain incidents in the protagonists’ lives.
Foraying into the areas of societal pressures and expectations, hidden desires, sexuality, love etc., this book makes the reader inevitably introspect about similar incidents in their life and in this, one finds the realistic element twined with the intangible, almost illusionary thoughts. And like the title of the highlighted story, there are many questions that are still left unanswered in our minds. This book was a beautiful journey for me- one that I shall recommend other people on too!
I rate this book a solid 5/5 stars. Really loved it.