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Old Age Home: A poignant tale with many layers

By: India BloomsNews Service

Old Age Home: A poignant tale with many layers
“Old Age Home” is the latest novel written by Sisir Bhattacharjee; an engaging tale that has the institution of old age homes as the central plot.

Old age homes are a grim reality in our society and there seems to be no solutions to the moral dilemma. This new tale has been spun splendidly to portray this situation with a stirring and gentle touch.

 
The story is so engaging that it becomes difficult to leave the book midway while reading. 
 
The deftly created situations immerse the readers emotionally from the very beginning. 
 
The characters are beautifully woven together. No one is flawless, no one is a saint, and nobody is a devil here. Nothing is black-and-white. 
 
We take every decision in life with certain expectations but the biggest mistake we can do is not to assess the situation before taking a definite step and that is when disasters  may strike. This is true in each of our lives. 
 
Something similar happens with Rupankar here as well. And, one wrong decision of his ruins the lives around him. 
 
But ironically this one mistake sets Rupankar and Dona on their true paths in life. 
 
It’s true, life doesn’t follow any rules. The tricks keep changing as we go along and it is up to us to keep adjusting.
 
As more and more people are getting into the trade of writing, the market is getting saturated with books—good, bad, and ugly. It is a very difficult thing to make a mark in such a deluge. 
 
But I must say that with proper marketing and promotions, this book should be able to stand out on its own merit. 
 
A mature and well-written story whose underlying theme is something that really needs to be discussed in today’s society.
 
 
(Reviewed by Priya Das)