Sowmya Aji
The Wall
January 01, 2019 Comments.. 534
The Wall Drawing its narrative strength from several folk forms Sowmya Aji s novel is an engrossing amalgam of intense love jealousy revenge and unrealised dreams The reader is transported to another world

  • Title: The Wall
  • Author: Sowmya Aji
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  • Page: 480
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  • Drawing its narrative strength from several folk forms, Sowmya Aji s novel is an engrossing amalgam of intense love, jealousy, revenge and unrealised dreams The reader is transported to another world, one both like and unlike ours, where the presence of the titular wall is as real as it is metaphorical Vivek ShanbhagA stone wall at the periphery of a village somewhere inDrawing its narrative strength from several folk forms, Sowmya Aji s novel is an engrossing amalgam of intense love, jealousy, revenge and unrealised dreams The reader is transported to another world, one both like and unlike ours, where the presence of the titular wall is as real as it is metaphorical Vivek ShanbhagA stone wall at the periphery of a village somewhere in Karnataka guards a dangerous mystery Yet, four generations of women from the headman s family helpless and spirited, headstrong and weak with desire have a wayward fascination with it And with Annaiah who comes, some say, from across the wall.Tradition and subversion coexist with superstitions and the slow advent of modernity in this powerful novel where time is a wilful beast and the gods walk among us.

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    1. Namratha says:

      Grandma's folk-tales, forgotten gods, mythic asides, the superstitions of a village, the hint of political change sweeping a nation, repressed desires, unabashed boldness, magic, mayhem, secrets and what have you. All these elements successfully play together to creating a sweeping saga tinged with mysticism, despair and an eerie shiver down your spine.I come away intrigued by a well-narrated tale but also emotionally disconcerted.

    2. Krithika says:

      Fixed lenses with a limited world view is what you get for being a city dweller all your life. The Wall smashes that lens. It gives you a kaleidoscope instead. It pushes you into the deep end of life within a village in Karnataka. It puts you in a time and space with problems, suppositions and solutions that few of us would have thought of before. What I love about this book (besides it being a real page turner) is the way in which it seamlessly blends reality, internal politics, mythology, sex [...]

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