A debutante Author at 80!
Joyful wit and multilingual expressiveness is a trait Shukla inherited from her parents & shares with her siblings. Her writing style is best understood from her own words “I am a romantic & an idealist by nature and find true romance scattered everywhere
irrespective of class, creed, religion, nationality or age”.
Delve in to the cultural milieu of Calcutta and London of the 50’s and 60’s
A love story set against the backdrop of the Partition. Spanning three decades, it traces the lives and loves of the two protagonists.
Another book in the works. Details to be shared soon!
A beautiful blend of fact and fiction. A riveting read! Mrs Shukla Lal I salute you yet again. Thank you for sharing and reiterating the richness and diversity of culture. I enjoyed reading your 2 books "Floating Logs and "Rano and Phulo" and both times I tried to delay reaching the end... I just wanted the book to keep on going!! I now eagerly await your next book. You remain an inspiration to me. 🙏🙏
A page turner, Happy, poignant, sad, hopeful as we live the partition through them.
Unlike other stories which are realistically grim, this is a quaint romance.
For those who are still hoping and dreaming and thinking of penning their stories one day, the sprightly 80-year-old author's work can provide the much needed push. For those who live or have lived in Kolkata at some point of time, the book paints a pretty picture of the city in the 50s and 60s..
This book reminds you of an era when there is good and bad times but true love helps to face all. It breathes of a romance which has beauty, dignity and culture weaved in.. The language is perfect, the many scenes of Kolkata come alive and you close the book with a feeling of satisfaction that this was time well spent.
The narrative of the foregone times is very well captured by the writer.The descriptive of the scenes from the streets of Calcutta and the way each character is introduced enabled me to visualize the story. I re- learnt that true love gives space for the other person to flourish, true love let's go at the demand of time, true love gets triggered by a common purpose and that true love is pristine and can happen at an old age too....
A good historical romance which will keep you entertained till last. It's a story about the generation of an Indian family post-partition. It reflects on the life of Meher, the protagonist as he is a kid to the life of when he grows old. The story is set in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and throws light on the high class society. I liked the story because the characters were quite likeable to me. It is a clean romantic story with not just romance but also a story that revolves around the characters. For me it's a thumbs up.