Book review: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna
Author's name: Twinkle Khanna
Published: October 31, 2016
Twinkle Khanna has penned down four, very different short stories in this book- The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad; Salaam, Noni Appa; If the Weather Permits and The Sanitary Man from a Sacred Land.
The 1st story, is a crisp tale about how a defiant girl goes against the norms of her village to bring about changes in the lives of the girls of her village, generation after generation.
The 2nd story is about sixty-eight year old Noni Appa who finds a different kind of love that makes her question about all her life's efforts spent in maintaining her status.
The 3rd story is about an eccentric independent young woman who marries five times and her queer experiences in her marriage.
The 4th book is based upon Arunachalam Muruganantham, a real life superhero who was obsessed with creating low cost sanitary pad making machine.
This light read by Twinkle Khanna is a subtle piece of writing that gives you a feel good factor. The author's simplistic style of writing makes it a perfect accompaniment for reading while you are travelling or if you want a break from all the mainstream genres.
While Salaam, Noni Appa was a little bit stretched, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad ended with a spirit of goodwill. The length of If the Weather Permits was short and perfect while Muruganantham's story was the longest one in the book but it was justified.
This book is recommended to readers of all age.