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Laburnum For My Head Books are meant to tell stories which are so far unheard of They transport us to new places, new culture, and sometimes help us see the things that are ubiquitous yet go unnoticed But the charm, or the soul, of the book does not lie in the stories of far away places They are merely a tool wielded in different ways by different authors to tell a far deeper motive The soul of the book lies in its emotional appeal, which is the ultimate motive of the author Emotions, unlike stories, are relata Books are meant to tell stories which are so far unheard of They transport us to new places, new culture, and sometimes help us see the things that are ubiquitous yet go unnoticed But the charm, or the soul, of the book does not lie in the stories of far away places They are merely a tool wielded in different ways by different authors to tell a far deeper motive The soul of the book lies in its emotional appeal, which is the ultimate motive of the author Emotions, unlike stories, are relatable You may have not heard of particular place but you very well understand the emotions that the characters of the story are going through It is this connection that the author likes to exploit The grief, the anger, the loneliness, the longing, the love, th This is a book of short stories by the Padma Shri winner Temsula Ao, a retired English professor at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong In 2013, she was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award based on this collection of stories.Because this is a diverse collection, encompassing many themes and writing styles, I will give a brief introduction to each Laburnum for my head A woman loves the Laburnum flower, but has no success at cultivating them in her garden She decides that it would be bett This is a book of short stories by the Padma Shri winner Temsula Ao, a retired English professor at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong In 2013, she was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award based on this collection of stories.Because this is a diverse collection, encompassing many themes and writing styles, I will give a brief introduction to each Laburnum for my head A woman loves the Laburnum flower, but has no success at cultivating them in her garden She decides that it would be better to have a Laburnum plant on her gravestone rather than an ugly tombstone Death of a Hunter The best hunter in the area finds himself, once again, being forced to hunt a wild animal that he does not really want to hurt He is worried about the creature s intelligence and what it will mean if he kills it The Boy Who Sold an Airfield Set at the end of WWII, a young boy makes his way into the confidence Every May Something Extraordinary Happens In The New Cemetery Of The Sleepy Little Town S Laburnum Tree, With Buttery Yellow Blossoms, Flowers Over The Spot Where Lentina Is Buried A Brave Hunter, Imchanok, Totters When The Ghost Of His Prey Haunts Him, Till He Offers It A Tuft Of His Hair As A Prayer For Forgiveness Pokenmong, The Servant Boy, By Dint Of His Wit, Sells An Airfield To Unsuspecting Villagers A Letter Found On A Dead Insurgent Blurs The Boundaries Between Him And An Innocent Villager, Both Struggling To Make Ends Meet A Woman S Terrible Secret Comes Full Circle, Changing Her Daughter S And Granddaughter S Lives As Well As Her Own An Illiterate Village Woman S Simple Question Rattles An Army Officer And Forces Him To Set Her Husband Free A Young Girl Loses Her Lover In His Fight For The Motherland, Leaving Her A Frightful Legacy And A Caterpillar Finds Wings.From The Mythical To The Modern, Laburnum For My Head Is A Collection Of Short Stories That Embrace A Gamut Of Emotions Heartrending, Witty And Riddled With Irony, The Stories Depict A Deep Understanding Of The Human Condition. In my search for reading contemporary Indian literature, I realized that we have maybe consciously ignored a very important part of India, in our study of literature, history or even geography So whenrecommended me this book, I was fairly surprised to see the ease of storytelling and the uniqueness of plot that each of the eight short stories pre A beautiful collection of stories in the north eastern part of India I do not know why I kept putting off reading this slim book forthan 2 years Today when I started, I was done in a seating This is Temsula Ao s second book Stories are beautifully crafted in simple, lyrical language that it is imperative that you finish a story in a single sitting.I loved the first two stories a the title story, The Laburnum for my head, about a women s desire to have beautiful laburnum grow in her land b Death of a Hunter is beautifully crafted stories about inner I do not know why I kept putting off reading this slim book forthan 2 years Today when I started, I was done in a seating This is Temsula Ao s second book Stories are beautifully crafted in simple, lyrical language that it is imperative that you finish a story in a single sitting.I loved the f Temsula Ao is a strong voice from North east Her book Laburnum For My Head is a slim book with collection of eight short stories These stories are crafted beautifully with rich language and can be read in one sitting I loved the stories Laburnum for My Head, Death of a Hunter, Three Women, Flight, The Boy Who Sold an Airfield, first two being the best The first one is the story of woman who desires to plant Laburnum trees in her garden but all her efforts fail She finally decides to plant t Temsula Ao is a strong voice from North east Her book Laburnum For My Head is a slim book with collection of ei A female perspective of the social and political lives in North Eastern India Interesting insight on a slice of life mainstream India wouldn t be exposed to but for the writings of able authors like Temsula Strong female protagonist This Temsula Ao s second short story collection I still haven t read the first These Hills Called Home Ao lives and teaches in Shilong, in the North East of India, a part of the country that faces problems of endemic neglect by the centre and ongoing conflicts between the Army and Maoist rebels It is also, from what I ve gleaned from pictures and accounts by friends from those parts, a beautiful land of green hills and fertile valleys Ao s stories take us into the heart of this conflict This Temsula Ao s second short story collection I still haven t read the first These Hills Called Home Ao lives and teaches in Shilong, in the North East of India, a part of the country that faces problems of endemic neglect by the centre and ongoing conflicts between the Army and Maoist rebels It is also, from what I ve gleaned from pictures and accounts There are so many highly acclaimed literary awards Booker, Pulitzer, Orange, what not In fact, how many Booker winners and shortlisted have I read I have read a few Indian literary awards too like Shakti Bhatt First Book and Hindu Literary Prize but I have left behind the father of them all Sahitya Akademi Award The official literary award of India When I came across this book on some online book selling portal, I felt some kind of a patriotic urge to read the book And so here I am d There are so many highly acclaimed literary awards Booker, Pulitzer, Orange, what not In fact, how many Booker winners and shortlisted have I read I have read a few Indian literary awards too like Shakti Bhatt First Book and Hindu Literary Prize but I have left behind the father of them all Sahitya Akademi Award The official literary award of India When I came across this book on some online book selling portal, I felt some kind of a patriotic urge to read the book And so here I am done with it finallyIt is a bunch of eight short stories, the first one being the Laburnum For My Head is very touchy In fact, all the short stories were touch, with nothing as much as an ant same Each story is unique in it s own way The only similar all the story share is that their settings are all North Eastern India, but even the time spaces differ from story to story While Laburnum For My Head could be a modern day story, The Boy Who Sold an Airfield and Death of a Hunter are from pre Independence


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