About the BookThe book is a collection of twenty-five published and unpublished short stories. The major issues in contemporary Indian society, like misdeeds of the so-called ‘dharam gurus’, corruption in Indian society, exploitation of women, strained marital relationships, social constraints, social customs, individual inhibitions and emotions, etc. have been taken up as themes in the stories. However, ‘family’ is the main theme with some strong-willed and determined female characters playing a major role. Some of the stories complement each other. Each story conveys a message.
The stories have been written in simple language and lucid manner and make highly interesting reading. The dialogues are crisp while the situations are normal like the ones encountered in homes, offices and social circles in India. The stories will appeal to common readers many of whom would identify themselves with one character or the other.About the Author/sR.N. Sharma is a well-known author of books, articles and anecdotes. For a number of years he has been a regular columnist with prominent national dailies like The Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Tribune.
He is not only aware of the issues and problems of Indian society but is also gifted with a keen sense of observation which enables him to highlight common man’s concern in his writings. He has a unique, inimitable style with a subtle sense of humour which makes his writings popular among the readers.