ISBN 9789380619781,The Goodness Charm

The Goodness Charm



Good Times Books Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789380619781

ISBN-10 9380619782

Paper Back

Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

"The Goodness Charm" traces 12-years old Shankar's journey from New York to his native village in Orissa. Born and brought up in USA, Shankar yearns to visit India. Ponom, his father is a Chef who runs a restaurant that specialises in Oriya cuisine with close to 100 covers in New York. For him and Urja, his wife, extended families in India are more than just relatives far away. They are an integral part of their lives, everyday conversations and customs-driven ways. When a deadly Tsunami transforms the colours' of little Shankar's cherished visit to India with that of school friend Jane and her younger brother Jack, it turns into a learning experience. Jane, Jack and their mother Kate strive to bring back Lakshmi, Jane's Octogenarian grandmother who disillusioned with a new country and a self-consumed generation separates from her son, to live with her elder sister Durga and her versatile daughter Gulab in New Delhi. Fishermen, warm earthy vibrant village life, quirky pranks, overflowing curiosities, presentations by children on Tsunami, sand castles jostle with flourishes of mythology. The book highlights the truth that we are what we think we are and Goodness is its own reward.

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