The Old Man And His God

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Penguin UK, Jan 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 52 pages
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As she goes about her work with the villagers, slum dwellers and the common men and women of India, Sudha Murty—writer, social worker and teacher—listens to them and records what they have to say. Their accounts of the struggles and hardships which they have at times overcome, and at other times been overwhelmed by, are put together in this book. There are stories about people’s generosity—and selfishness—in times of natural disasters like the tsunami; women struggling to speak out in a world that refuses to listen to them; and tales of young professionals trying to find their feet as they climb up the corporate ladder. Told simply and directly from the heart, The Old Man and His God is a collection of snapshots of the varied facets of human nature and a mirror to the souls of the people of India.
 

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1. Murthy, Sudha : The Old Man and His God, Penguin Books, pp. 131, 2006. The book is a collection of 25 short stories - all based upon the real life experience of the author about the strange and ... Read full review

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I almost fell in love with this book . Be it , when I was reading these 25 stories in silence , or be it , when I was narrating these stories to other , I remember , I had to hold back my tears and emotions as it would choke my voice . As always her writings are eye openers.

Contents

About the Author
Dedication Preface
The Old Man and His
Freedom of Speech
Horegallu
The Way You Look at
A Tale of Two Brothers
The Journey
An Officegoers Dilemma
The Deserving Candidate
The Business of Philanthropy
A Helping Hand
True Shades of Nature
Made in Heaven
The Grateful Tenant
A Foreigner Always

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