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  1. says:

    When I came across this book at Blossoms , I knew I had to read it A tale of a family that spans five generations, this book had to be read Little did I know it would be a chronological account beginning with the author s maternal great grandmother and ending with her daughters It felt extremely plain and the author chose to tread carefully as though being blatant would make it offensive to a few whom she cites in the book I guess I can justify the careful narrative because it turns out the When I came across this book at Blossoms , I knew I had to read it A tale of a family that spans five generations, this book had to be read Little did I know it would be a chronological account beginning with the author s maternal great grandmother and ending with her daughters It felt extremely plain and the author chose to tread carefully as though being blatant would make it offensive to a few whom she cites in the book I guess I can justify the careful narrative because it turns out the author was a member of the Rajya Sabha and being politically correct seemed the right thing to do It is not a work of fiction, yet everyone and everything seems angelic in the author s family and extended family making it unbelievable many a times The saving grace in the book has to be authors nostalgic description of her home, Bangladesh, the several towns she grew up in Otherwise it falls flat and I had to make an effort to finish the book Daughters could have been so much better There is A Toss of a Lemon that spans generations and is one book I swear by, where non fiction is written in the form of an amazing story A note on the translation from Bengali to English there are other words one may use for a small town than mofussil It appears a zillion times in the book


  2. says:

    It was a good read Like what she starts off with, it is just a record of lives of 5 women It was, for me, not something that grabbed my full attanetion I had to put some effort to keep the interest I did not complete the chapter from where she becomes an MP.After reading a few pages of that chapter, I statred to feel that there was an attempt to sound politically correct I found the book a bit academic As I like books which are much frank and ouspoken I got a bit bored.But I did enjoy read It was a good read Like what she starts off with, it is just a record of lives of 5 women It was, for me, not something that grabbed my full attanetion I had to put some effort to keep the interest I did not complete the chapter from where she becomes an MP.After reading a few pages of that chapter, I statred to feel that there was an attempt to sound politically correct I found the book a bit academic As I like books which are much frank and ouspoken I got a bit bored.But I did enjoy reading about the lifestyles of people and their relationships


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Daughters: A Story of Five Generations Autobiography of a woman college professor, historian, and vice chancellor from Calcutta, India