As the saying goes—all the world’s favourite love-stories end in tragedies. The madness and destruction that is associated with love make it poignant and appealing to the common reader. Each of the five stories in this collection appeals, touches and succeeds in taking us back to the time we fell in love. That past—though long gone¬¬¬¬--looms large on our entire life.
All the stories truly breathe and smell ‘love’--the primal emotions of attraction and love permeate through the stories and we are drawn helplessly to our haunted past. The author’s emotional involvement with the characters comes through vividly through his delightful characterization. We can very well feel what the characters feel in the stories. The author’s minute observation and portrayal of love are the highlights of this collection.
The first story, ‘Daffodils’
‘Kamal Ke Aansoon’ on the other hand gets a mature treatment from the author. The innocence of the emotion and love’s power to heal has been deftly dealt with by Manohar Potdar in ‘Khoobsurat Mor’.
A true short story strums the deepest chords of our heart at the first read and lingers in our memory. The inner workings of the human heart—that is engrossed in love—comes to the fore through the author’s expertise with emotions. For some ‘love’ adds meaning to life, for others it makes life meaningless.
‘Destiny’ is another story replete with the pangs of love. Success or failure in love makes or breaks lives. But does that really depend on lovers? However hard we try to make it click it’s all predetermined!
Book: Ateet Ki Parchhayian
Author: Prof. Manohar Potdar ‘Abodh’
Price: Rs. 250
Official Website: www.manoharpotdar.com
Publishing Date: September 2011
Publisher: Power Publishers