This is a wonderful and lyrical read pulling us into the life of little privilege and immense struggle of little girls from the forest hamlets of India. For anyone willing to break out of conventional reading, and wanting a reminder on privilege and negligence, this has to be a go-to book.
Nirmala Govindarajan has always told stories beautifully, and I can't wait to see what this one has in store for me. Get your copy before I start telling everyone to buy it or you'll have to wait for the next round!
The book is lucidly written in a language and format that is unlike others in this literary genre. I would also like to congratulate Om Books International for recognising the merit of this book and taking it places. Their reach and distribution expertise is just as important for the success of a book, and I am confident that this tome by Nirmala Govindarajan will set the template for new-age books that matter from India.
Hunter's Daughters is a fabulous piece of novelty. The text reconstructed my thoughts on rural India, giving a vibrant new perspective into the lives of native Indians. It is a book filled with raw emotions, grounding facts and fulfilling lives synchronised with nature's harmonies. It presents the ecosystem as a whole, with striking personas across various ethnicities contributing as effectively as the other. The splendid interweaving of characters throughout the book definitely didn't help the curious me! It is a ‘pacy’ gripping rendition of India's unheard (women), mis-heard (Moaxals) and the overheard (politicians). The narrative depicts the way of life as it is, signifying the balance restored within the universe. My personal connect was with Susanthi Bodra, the character kept me hooked until the end, Her multi-dimensional personality intrigues me. The Munda man with his sparkling eyes is the silent show stealer. Nelli, with her over desirous, ever hopeful trait is another personal favourite.
Mighty congratulations to Nirmala for this effort.
Highly recommend this piece, grab your copy right away and be awakened! 💜
Loved the magical realism weaving in and out of the plot. Even after reading the book a while ago, I still remember the playful turn of narrative while giving due to the gravitas of the predicament of Hunger's Daughters. Not only is Nirmala's skill commendable but also makes for a riveting read. Nirmala's return to fiction post her previous stab at non-fiction, leaves you with bated breath for this talented writer's next offering. Kudos!
Hungers Daughters is an absolutely absorbing read . Very well written and I feel it establishes Nirmala as a writer to look out for . I am looking forward to more from this author .The book has a very visual element to it .
Hunger's Daughters is extremely real in its context. At the same time, the author has used magic realism as a device to unearth feminine power. And the love story that underlies this story is equally powerful.must read!!