- Paperback: 314 pages
- Publisher: Kunal Mukherjee Inc; 1 edition (1 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099118470X
- ISBN-13: 978-0991184705
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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About the Author
Kunal Mukherjee is a San Francisco based poet and writer. Originally from West Bengal, he was raised in Hyderabad, India. He holds a Master's degree in Physics, has done postgraduate work in Energy Studies and has worked as a restaurateur and a manager of information technology. His passions include acting, painting, singing, music, travel, the environment and all animals. Kunal's work has appeared in Tehelka Magazine, India Currents, Hot Flashes: Sexy Little Stories and Poems and Hot Flashes 2. My Magical Palace, published by Harper Collins Publishers India is his first novel and he is currently working on a screenplay for the same and also on his second novel, which is set in San Francisco and Bollywood. My Magical Palace has received wide coverage from Indian and international press. Connect with Kunal at www.kunalmukherjee.com to read about his creative works.
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My Magical Palace is a wonderful tale as seen through a young and innocent mind — set many decades ago. The imagery is so powerful that I was sent hurtling back to my own childhood, also of that era. It’s as if I caught a glimpse of what it is like to be a child again, and I thoroughly loved it.
It is not to say that the book is without flaw, but while some have criticised the author, stating that the character was written far too young, and immature, I say the opposite. I believe you need to have some sort of understanding of the culture before it will makes sense. It also harks back to the early 70s when children at the same age were truly innocent, and victims of circumstance. I believe that all the children are exactly as they would have been, and we have forgotten what it is like.
Kunal Mukherjee writes in a vivid, almost surreal manner that brings the simplest of things — by modern standards that is — to life in the most magical of ways. There is a wonderful euphoria and sorrow permeating through the entire novel that very few writers ever achieve. If I could read this book again with fresh eyes, I would. I suspect it will haunt me for some time to come. For this alone, you should read My Magical Palace.
This one is definitely from the heart!
This book was not written for the US market, in that it does not always explain Indian references. This sent me on many occasions to the dictionary, Wikipedia and Google. The result is you get the unadulterated Indian experience instead of something Americanized or westernized. But that makes the experience of reading it all the more full of integrity and honesty. The story reaches deep into the personal so deep that it becomes universal. A great achievement and well worth the effort, it is a delightful read.