This post is deep, but that you will realize at the end of it. Read the full thing.
I thought the book, Shikhandi and Other Tales..(cover featured above) is a children's book.
I was soooo wrong!
I bought the book in a sale online and along with Grandma's Tales, Old Folk Lore, etc etc, I put this book in the pile I would gift my 10 year old daughter. Yes, I have one of my own, dont look surprised!
Then, one day, the Chandigarh administration decided I did not need electricity all day. I fished out this book, telling myself I will read it and pass it on.
I read it. It is so inappropriate for a 10 year old girl. Wait, it is inappropriate for any child!
I know you want to know what it is about, you should read the book, but I will tell you: its about same sex relationships and the references thereof in mythology. I can see you shaking your head. OMG, Prabhjot, you thought it was a children's book! Yes I did, please see the cover again.
While the stories were fun to read and the references an eye/mind/can of worms opener, I assure you, it is a book for mature adults, not even all adults!
Hence this post.
Today, read the book, not just the cover.
Why is this deep? Think about this concept on a many levels: people, ideas, thoughts, critique, opinion, desires, fears, faults, and even dreams.
What lies within will astonish you.