The Temple Is Not My Father is a story of a young mother and her child, how as a child she is tricked by her own father and how she manages to live a life of dignity in an undignified situation. The story has twists and turns right till the last line; she might be free but is she really free?
How innocents are tricked and those we trust is the evil that we are fighting.
I did not want to take a break; some stories are like that they challenge you not to put them down.
I had picked this book when it was free on Amazon for a short while, I think I am going to go and buy her other books now. I was quite skeptical as to what the story will be like after reading about the hype but I was pleasantly surprised.
If this story does not keep you awake and bring tears to your eyes; you need to get yourself checked.
Rasana uses her word with care, well chosen and powerful. Simple language and judicious use of language; make this a very pleasurable read.
No over emotional or screechy dialogue, Godavari under goes so much but she bears her burden with quite dignity. The story makes you think and makes you cherish your education even more.
It is a sad commentary on the status and condition of Indian women in so many ways. Sad but true, hope it spurs us to do better, take action.
#BetiBachaoBetiPadhao is a step in the right direction.
Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness.
From the author of ‘Tell A Thousand Lies,’ which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls ‘Tell A Thousand Lies’ on of their ‘five favourite tales from India.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rasana is the author of Amazon bestseller ‘Tell A Thousand Lies’, which was also shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014). Her other works are ‘The Temple Is Not My Father’ and ’28 Years A Bachelor’.
Now on to more personal stuff – Rasana would like to be able to tell her readers that she once stopped a robbery single-handedly, except she’s terrified of robbers. And geckos. And two-year-olds who throw tantrums. When she’s not running scared, she’s mother to a girl and a boy who were respectively six and eleven years-old when they wrote and illustrated ‘The Mosquito and the Teapot’. She lives with her husband and children in Hyderabad, India, where a lot of her stories are set.
She blogs at: http://rasanaatreya.wordpress.com