Erich Fromm was a German American psychologist and philosopher.In this book Fromm sees love as an aspect of autonomy.For him love is an art,its an answer to the problem of human existence.In his theory of love he describes love between parent and child ,brotherly love,motherly love,erotic love,self love and love of God.
The setting is of Afghanistan when Talibans were trying to make a comeback.This story circles around the lives of Yazmina a young widow living with the secret of her pregnancy who ends up being in the coffee shop through some unusual circumstances,Sunny an American who runs the coffee shop,her friend Jack,Halajan the owner of the building,Candace also an American and a British journalist Isabel.
In this first part of his Ibis trilogy Amitav Ghosh has tried to build up a story out of some records and accounts given in the archives about the transportation of coolies from Calcutta to the sugar estates of Mauritius.Lives of various people from different levels of society intermingle in this story.
Paramhansa Yogananda’s life story illuminates the deepest secrets of life and the universe.This book tells us about the various incidents of Paramhansa’s life giving a glimpse of his childhood days and how the teachings of his teacher Swami Sri Yukteswar defined his personality.The lasting contribution brought by Yogananda is the universal spiritual path of self -realization.
Where we belong By Catherine Ryan Hyde (Reviewed)
A beautiful story weaved in a simple manner.It is a story about responsibilities being put on someone at a tender age and finding solace somewhere that is not yours to call,still it gives shelter to the homeless soul.It is about the symbiotic relationship that is beyond the family ties .A plain pure relationship.
Life is full of surprises and every corner turns out to be standing with mockery on its face challenging you to dare it.Survivor is a story of a girl who dared to take these challenges with a great grit.