The Owl Delivered The Good News All Night Long By Lopamudra - Book Review

 India is a land of stories. With unparallel diversity in terms of cultural heritage and history of indigenous art and practices, this country is a repertoire of stories. Not a single child in India would have grown up without hearing the regional folk tale no matter how far ahead the society has advanced. The smell of raw earth emanated by these innocent stories has magic that never fades. This magic is woven with a wand of words by Lopamudra and Maitra Bajpai through the book The Owl Delivered The good News All Night Long. Indian folk tales story arena has a treasure to look forward to. 

The Owl Delivered The Good News All Night Long


The enchanting cover

For a change, the review must start with the book cover. The black cover with the tinge of orangish hue amalgamated with the purple palette is a magically enticing one. The book instantly connects with the readers. The splurge of colors is hypnotic. If we look closely the image is a summary of what the book is all about.

108 pieces of pearl  

The book is like a pearl necklace with 108 beads and selecting the best one amongst these is impossible. Notwithstanding the fact that I am a Malayali, I could not say the story based on Kerala is my favorite. Now I am reading the stories for my kids. This is a learning experience for all of us. We can learn about different cultures, lives, and history. As with folk tales, each story in the book has an inherent lesson that would change the perspective of the readers in several aspects.

The engaging narration

The style of narration is lucid. The author has taken immense care in preserving the indigenous value of the stories. Without losing the essence the author has presented the tales. Be it love, despair, or any emotion or scenario, the author has made sure to preserve the positivity in the words. Some stories are reflections of all families while some are imaginative and fantasized. The author has a palette full of imagery. 
The book made me wonder how, despite having such cultural variants, our emotions are raw and pure. The book is also philosophical in several aspects.

The book is recommended to ALL BOOK LOVERS

About the author

Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai is a visual anthropologist, author, and columnist. She works on history, popular culture, and the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) of India and South Asia. She was recently deputed as the Culture Specialist (Research) at the SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and has also been a Research Grant Fellow of the Indian High Commission, Sri Lanka. A former Assistant Professor from Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune, she continues to teach at universities in India and abroad.

Comments

  1. The first thought that came to my mind after seeing the cover is it’s enchanting. It speaks for itself. Stories that can change the perspective of the readers-sounds interesting.

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  2. First of all I loved the cover page, secondly I liked the concept or plot of the book and third I liked the way you reviewed it and I wish to read it too

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  3. The book sounds really good. The cover is very attractive and sparks an interest immediately. I would love to read it too.

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  4. I love the cover page of book a lot and concept is also sounds amazing. it is that great with this book, We can learn about different cultures, lives, and history. I will check out this book for my kids.

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  5. I liked the cover page of this book. Seems the concept is recalling the childhood stories we grew up with. These stories will delight readers of all ages. I Will check out this for my kid.
    Anjali

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  6. I love the cover design and the concept of the books storyline. The cover works and self explanatory. These are great suit to all ages. Love to read the book.

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  8. Di I could not resist myself from reading this wonderful book hence I picked it up
    It's really a wonderful feeling that di seeing you also providing views over this book. You are right di that this is like a pearl necklace with 108 beads
    Love u di.

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  9. Wow!! I loved your review, starting from the cover reveal to the final verdict. Yes, I agree, culture is very important and the kids need to learn more about the culture. I liked the way you ended the review with a positive note.

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  10. The book cover is amazing. Really loved it. And the content as you mentioned sounds really interesting. I love reading about different cultures. There's a lot to learn from this. Great one.

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  11. This book cover is truly beautiful and enchanting indeed. I love how you describe it's like a pearl necklace. You make the book even more enchanting with such a beautiful review. Thank you also for introducing about the author. (Reens)

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  12. The cover is indeed beautiful. I liked the way you have reviewed this book. Knowing about different cultures is interesting. Would definitely pick this up soon.

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  13. This is such a beautiful book inside out. I am seeing this all over Instagram and very excited for this one.

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  14. Pearl necklace..wow...from cover to your review made me delighted..your review can create a greed for reading.

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  15. I grew up reading folk tales, not only from India but other countries too. There is something very enticing about all those tales. So glad to hear about this book. I would love to read it too - not only for my kids, but even for myself!

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  16. The title itself caught my attention from the beginning. Curiosity kicked in and loved how the book turned out. Amazing book and review! Really engaging I may say!

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  17. Wow rakhi. This is so amazing post. I am reading and interesting it. I am glad you shared that the book review owl delivered the good news all night long by lopamudra. I really liked it. Thanks for sharing

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