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The Dark Holds No Terrors

Book Review   by:Sorceress     Original Author: Shashi Deshpsnde
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Write your abstract here.The "Dark Holds No Terrors" is an absolutely magnificent and unique story. it deals about the journey of a woman, consisting of all the phases of her life:childhood,youth, and adulthood, which the protagonist embraces with high spirit. this book is a must to read as the title of the book itself compels readers to think of the fact that " the dark holds no terrors" when in reality the Dark symbolizes fear. this is a a story of a woman who defies the dark side of her religion, casts off the wrong belief, creates a new world of her own where she is not subdued to any patriarchal rule. to her, darkness is no longer a sign of fear for her instead she transforms the latter into mere challenge...because she had had so many tormenting and frightful moments in her life that no darkness dares to hinder her ambitions. Sarita, the Queen of this story steals her readers attention when she discards the so-believed unbreakable customs of her religion, she adopts only those in which she thinks there is no discrimination. She is no typical,submissive and stereotype domesticated Indian woman, bound to their submissive fate. Sarita brings the awakening of the woman spirit, she makes them learn of their rights, she brings about a turn of the tide in the ways of thinking of the society, where the woman is no longer objectified. she is no longer the property of her father or her husband, she becomes her own master. This book is an inspiration to the young women who are given the right to ask for their rights and question their identity and crash that image athat their identity is bound to others......
Published: January 20, 2008   
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