- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3354 KB
- Print Length: 88 pages
- Publisher: Epica Books (25 April 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B087PFPDVF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,32,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Crossroads: Stories & Essays by Armeen Kapadia Basavaraju Kindle Edition
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I also loved how the descriptions managed to be just right, transporting the reader into that little world of those characters, without getting too verbose.
It was delightful and un-put-downable (if that's a word), in a calm and peaceful sort of way.
Feel good factor makes this book light on our senses too.
Honestly wanted more, it ended too soon. Waiting for the next one...
Through skilfully drawn character portraits Armeen traces the dilemmas faced by this endangered community in a rapidly changing social and economic landscape. There is Dinshaw, a Parsee youth caught between traditional beliefs and his filial obligations on the one hand, and his romantic feelings for a girl who is not from his community; and, Jehangir, an elderly middle class gentleman torn between retaining his failing, generations-old printing press business or having to sell it in order to pay for his wife's expensive eye surgery.
Armeen's writing is engaging and peppered with everyday conversations that bring to life her characters. A notable feature in her stories is a mischievous sense of humour that is entertaining and at times rib-tickling funny. You only have to read "Rebellion", "Prospect" or "Immigration" to bear this out.
Just like the allegorical dash of sugar added to the jug of milk by the first Parsee entrants to India, this quick- read collection of Parsee stories is bound to sweeten your weekend reading.