Shahrukh Husain

Writer of fiction, scripts, and traditional tales

Comments on A Restless Wind

A few early comments on the book.  I’ll add others as they come in.

“I was stunned by the book’s breadth and the many many strands of stories running through it, that keep unwinding slowly until in the end they all come together. This is the feeling I have, as with the tales of old: Shahrukh Husain has created a tapestry and we see each thread and colour unfurling until we have the entire image filling our mind and heart. It’s a beautiful, beautiful novel and I was enthralled.”

“I loved most of all the dimensions of the story over time – how the present, so vividly described, rests on layers and layers of time, of events, of history and stories, until we reach a story of origins. But also how the magic, the Green Man, is explained as having its roots in reality, in history and small events that pan out into myths. A bangle is simultaneously a legend, part of history and a very contemporary wrangle about inheritance. But in the end the inheritance of destiny and of myth is what the real fight is about.

Shahrukh Husain has created a tapestry and we see each thread and colour unfurling until we have the entire image filling our mind and heart. It’s a beautiful, beautiful novel and I was enthralled.”

Ananda Devi

Read here about Ananda Devi who is an eminent author from Mauritius, published in France.

http://www.alliance-us.org/en/Page.Culture.Lecture.Devi.aspx

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