NO OF PAGES 112
PUBLISHED BY : Createsapce Independent Publishing platform
PUBLISHED ON : 11TH MARCH 2017
Genre: Memoir, Tribute Real life stroy
I sincerely thank the author Subhrajyoti Parida a graduate (BE) and renowned poet , for having sent me the book in exchange of my honest and unbiased review.
My Mother A TRIBUTE OF YEARNING SON is a book crafted by the author, a beloved son as a memorable and everlasting tribute to his Dear Mom with utmost dedication and determination.
The cover holds the picture of the author's MOM and the title gives a clear indication of the tribute as given below
To the pain I endure
To the loss I yearn
To the memories I cherish
To the person I love the MOST
My dearest Mom
With this, the book starts and there are testimonials of some of the prominent reviewers . Forward by Chitra Lele and Swapna Behera great authors include the following sentences respectfully.
This family memoir of love and loss is both heartbreaking and valiant.
The cosmic journey of a soul in its own socio cultural background is well described.
Mother - etymology and across languages gives the terminologies for the word Mother.
The book goes to the day his Mom, a diabetic got admitted in a hospital for a physical disorder. The diagnosis indicated she suffered from Common Bile Duct Cancer in an advanced stage. In the meantime, his father's elder sister had collapsed and got admitted in the same hospital. Since her condition has worsened and all the support systems were removed and she died.
His Mom's condition also deteriorated and expired suddenly. He and his family members were in anguish.They arranged for the last journey of his MOM and discharge of their duty with elaborate rites and rituals. The later part of the book deals with the various pujas and other formalities as per Hindu religion so that the departed soul reaches the other world peacefully.
This emotional sojourn undertaken by the author' has covered all the ordeals and sad experiences . Unable to face the reality ,the support to extend to his family members he maintained his composure. He has poured out his heart to the rest of the world through this book. The void created by the demise of his Mom who loved her family with unconditional love ,nobody can fill the same.
There is a mention about the Brahma Kumaris a global non profit organisation .His father has associated himself with the same which has bestowed upon him unparalleled spiritual knowledge. .
The author Subraghjyoti Parida has woven a detailed anecdote involving the demise of his Dear Mom giving maximum details and he has added some of his poems at the end in praise of his Mom and Mother land .
The Author's literary flair reflects in his poems .To cite a few examples I give below the following stanzas which have touched my heart .
To all the mothers
She weeps secretly sometimes
for she is after all a Mother - soft and delicate from inside
She too stays strong and tough
for her child has to learn lessons of life
True son & Daughter of the Mother.
for we are born to fight till we breathe our last
for we are born to last as long as we can fight.
Mother , dear Mother
how much i craved for you
for i longed for your love
and the sweet aroma your water and air
The drawings match with the narrative prose,.
Afterword by S. Nilakanta Siva Retired Nuclear scientist asks the doctors to convert the “I, cancer" to “I can. Sir”
All can read this book and it would make an impact in you. It glorifies the love between a mother and son.
My score 5/5
Disclaimer; I have received the book from the author through Kalamos Literary Services and I have given my honest and unbiased review
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