National Reading Day has gone by and left behind several questions regarding reading and the purpose of reading. What we take home while we read is also an important factor that decides how we evolve as a human being. While we are mulling over it, I came across a collection of articles by a writer of extraordinary craft. Shovon Chowdhury is a master of satire and stalwart of literature.
The author is natural in bringing forth the humor while exposing the reality. He has spared none and holds an unbiased approach towards every aspect be it politics, history or any walks of life for that matter.
From the extracts of his long running series in The Hindu to the excerpts from his novels he has given the readers a literary treat. His narrative holds a depth that force the readers to think beyond the obvious. At some points i had to read the passage twice or thrice to absorb his message.
The author had invariably left me thinking about the social set up of this country. A collection of thought-provoking pieces with some entertaining aspects.