Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review: She: Ekla Cholo Re

She: Ekla Cholo Re She: Ekla Cholo Re by Santosh Avvannavar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Received this book by the author for an honest review. And so it is. Honest.

A short and good one.


She is a story of one's identity in the society. What is a society after all?
A collection of people with varied ideologies living in harmony.

Only that it is far from true for humans. We have over processed our thoughts and drawn conclusions that the makers of laws would never have imagined.

Love and compassion is the basis of every flourishing community. We accept all and embrace all.
Or we used to.

There are more lines that divide us rather than uniting. On caste, creed, gender, race, ideologies, football clubs, types of colors we have on our walls and what not!

She: Ekla Cholo Re is one such story of a transgender who struggles to get a foothold in the frameworks of the social customs. She shares a ride with a stranger and pours her pain out to him - and to us, readers. That ostracization is the correct word for the glimpses people give her. Her pain and suffering that even her parents failed to comprehend. Loved ones' separation. Rukhsat!

She is a strong lady that self motivates herself from the ashes with the help of a guiding light of an author. His books make her come out and face the dawn. And the shame that was never hers to bear.

Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe
Ekla Cholo Re

If no one follows you,
oh my dear soul,
Walk alone.

Walk alone on the path,
That you think is correct.

Because it very well is.

The denouement is something that made me smile ear-to-ear.

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