Monday, October 24, 2016

Fables from India by Uday Mane - Book Review

Fables from India is a collection of 22 short stories based on ancient Indian times. It is authored by Mumbaiite Uday Mane, a digital marketing professional and traveller at heart.

Reading this book took me back to my childhood days when along with the famous 5, secret seven, Nancy Drews and Enid blyton, I also lived reading tinkle, archie, amar chitra katha, chacha chaudhary and the types. Not to boast, but I think I am a decent enough human being who knows whats right and whats wrong and a lot of the credit for my upbringing goes to the books I read.

In Fables from India, the stories usually revolve around kings and kingdoms and always have a moral to it. It's a simple to read, easy to understand book which is great for teenagers and young adults. 

What I like most about it is that they are different short stories so you are not compelled to finish reading the book on one go, and can revisit it whenever you wish.

I liked most of the stories - specially the Jester's and the farmer who goes to resurrect his dead wive's. Its really good to be reminded of goodness, justice and other moral issues that humans are forgetting day by day.

You can check out one of the stories in this video:

The book is available for purchase at Amazon, it'll make a great gift for your kids, nephews or nieces or yourself too! You can also connect with the author on his twitter handle - the_allegorist

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