- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (15 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1947137476
- ISBN-13: 978-1947137479
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
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About the Author
Sanjay Kumar Singh went to school at St. Michael's High School, Patna and Bishop Cottons Boys School, Bangalore. He graduated in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and acquired a Degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.He is now a practicing lawyer and lives with his daughter Vaibhavi, fondly called Tiggle, and their pet Labrador named Phantom in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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BY SANJAY KUMAR SINGH
• Paperback: 198 pages
• Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (15 May 2017)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1947137476
• ISBN-13: 978-1947137479
THE PLOT IN BRIEF
When Narayan Sambhan's world fell apart at a very tender age, the time he spent in the forests that lay ample around his village resuscitated him. No one knew the forests and the tiger better than Narayan Sambhan. But the forests are mercilessly cut down and increasing loneliness invades his life. As he struggles to carry on, a remarkable incident takes place.
The Moon In the Sun is a tale in poetry set in the Himalayan Terai replete with mesmerizing sights, bliss and beauty as also nerve-wracking experiences that the jungles alone can provide and bestow. It is also a touching tale, in poetry, of the wonderful journey that life can be when the soul attempts to break free.
The title itself gives you an intimated feeling with nature. Albert Einstein once said A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. This book beautifully describes joy which lies within the beauty of the nature. If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
Although the plot revolves around the protagonist Narayan Sambhan as a kid when he gets hired by a forest officer to help him spot a tiger, the underlying plot which compares his life to that of the tiger is very beautifully penned down. Yes, indeed the novel is in the form of poetry where every elements, has its own existence. Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our idealisation lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, and then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.
The plot had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.
This is an unique novel which has two separate incidents amalgamated together, with the beauty of the nature. The life of narayan was beautifully narrated keeping the wilderness as the catalyst.
Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, modesty in us.
I loved the book, especially the sun, the moon, the soul and the nature- all getting entangled in a single frame.
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Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 8/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 9/10
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
The book gives a rather important lesson about deforestation, poaching, respect for a different religion and above all, the need to preserve the life form that exists peacefully without human interference in the deep forest.
The book is one of its kind because no such thing is being attempted by the mordern day writers thus making it a unique pick.
The lines are fluid thus making it an easy read and a beautiful piece of work indeed.
The cover portrays an older Narayan Sambhan and the picture is strikingly similar to the description in the book.
Cover- 3.5 stars
Title- 2.5 stars
Blurb- 4 stars
Plot- 4.5 stars
Writing and presentation- 4.5 stars
Overall- 3.8 out of 5 stars
The book has a title which doesn’t go by the content and could have been named in a better way.
A few editing errors could be spotted but they can be ignored.
Reviewed by - Banaja Prakashini
The moon in the sun is a mesmerizing tale portrayed in the form of poetry to make it more interesting. It is indeed a unique way to tell a story of a man who knows forests and tigers better than anyone else. The plot is set in the Himalayas and their never - ending beauty. It has experiences, beauty, scenic description, love and love for nature. This book can set you in a state of pure bliss and if by chance you also love forests you will find yourself among those green trees. This book is all about how does it feel to live in wild among trees, mountains, streams and beautiful nature.
The plot revolves around the protagonist Narayan Sambhan as a kid who loves to be in close touch with nature. A forest officer hires him to help him spot a tiger and he agrees. Then it is described that how they wait for a tiger in the woods and the get a chance to see the beauty of the forest and its animals. The underlying plot compares his life to that of the tiger. This book is very beautifully penned down and the author has a commendable job while extracting out the essence of poetry. Not everyone can describe nature and forest in the form of poetry.
The title of the story clearly depicts the connection of novel with nature and it's beauty. And when two beautiful things - nature and poetry are amalgamated together, this book is what we get. If you are a traveler then this book will definitely increase your fun while traveling. The language used in this book is simple and the poetic narration is just wonderful. I suggest this book to everyone who loves poetry.