Book Review: The house of Blue Mangoes

If there was a book written around "growing up",  set in an Indian context, then one definite contender for it would be  - "The house of Blue Mangoes" by David Davidar. Just that the "Growing Up" bit spans not jus a litt boy but actually he n his Gen-Next! Set in a idyllic south Indian village, it touches up on all aspects of life in India- of castes, of religion, of poverty, of 'brawny' men, Of Indian mothers and DILs! 

One thing,  I liked about the book is its a "Men's" Perspective of the Indian world - not something I hv read much before. lemme tell thou, this really ain't a breeze read - Its a book you sit, mull on and read it over a few days. (Hopefully am slowly getting "there")



6 comments:

  1. Thanks Meena. This is one book which has been on and off my list for some time. Now definitely on :)

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  2. Thename itself is attention grabbing. And I thought the normal perspective is the men's perspective :D

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    1. ha ha on mens persepctive! But their perspective on emotions, feelings... now thts a rarity rt?

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  3. The first book that I ever reviewed on my blog :)

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    1. How do u think I ended up picking this book?

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