'Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness'- Desmond Tutu
This book is about hope. Hope for a better future, when the world sets aside emotions,emotions which make us humane only lost to materialistic gains and pleasures. Have we lost our innocence? The book forays into these nitty gritties of the human psyche and asks questions which we wish we have pondered upon.Overall, The Word Thrice Uttered is a collection of short stories portraying the diverse realities of life through the protagonists – children, women, men, animals, even super naturals. The author infuses hope through stories where animals return in equal measure the love and trust they receive from humans who treat them as family.
A Word Thrice Uttered: A Word Thrice Uttered: Stories on Life’s Realities is a collection of short stories portraying the diverse realities of life through the protagonists – children, women, men, animals, even supernaturals.While Ratan’s story is one of irreparable damage to a child’s psyche, through callous handling, spilling onto his adult life, Ram Khilawan’s is a contrast where familial love inspires a child to put aside his trauma and attain the impossible despite poverty. Who would believe that, even in independent India, children are bought and sold, to slog as cheap labour, in a city like Allahabad, which gave to India one Prime Minister after another?
Parveen Talha’s earlier book Fida-e-Lucknow (a collection of short stories published by Niyogi Books), steeped in the textures and flavours of Lucknow, brought alive the city and its people for her readers.In the current volume she has widened her canvas and made it more colourful, with characters from Lucknow and its adjoining towns and villages, playing vibrant roles on a stage shifting through time and space, portraying the rich history of the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb. In this book her stories open many unknown pages of history, and bring back forgotten memories of folklore, of not only Lucknow but the whole of Awadh. With the bygone era, the present times also come alive.
We take great pleasure in inviting you to the unveiling of our latest title “A Word Thrice Uttered' on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Seminar Hall I II & III, Kamla Devi Complex, India International Centre.
We request you to kindly grace the event with your presence.