Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Review of a Novel: GOOD MUSLIM

Had a great day with darshan of Lord Jagannath on chariot. It's 12 passed night while finishing novel "Good Muslim" by Ms. Anam. Her debut novel is just brilliant with play of words and emotions.

A new country is born. Among all war heroes, Sohail the freedom fighter, young man was also returning home after successfully fighting with Pakistani soldiers. New spirit, the love of own laguage Bangla and the smell of own soil Bangladesh were making colorful images of new begining. On the way, Sohail rescues a young lady in an abandoned barrack, carries her back to her village. While retuning, to Dhaka for reunion at home with mother Rehana and sister Maya, he mistakes an old man with a gun to enemy soldier and kills. Sohail a firebrand of Dhaka Univesity turns to a hidden status abandoning friends, books and joys of life.The mistaken killing catches Sohail all-through. Mother Rehana forwards the holy book to seek solace. Sohail slowly truns to blind faith to send his son Zaid to a Madrasa - a walled captivity of a unscrupulos Huzoor, for making him a good muslim. The boy shrinks itself to a void under the pink water of Jamuna while Maya tries to rescue him from the ills of Huzoor. Maya looses herself with guilty and so also Sohail for not listening to Maya's warning.

The search for goodness is not in being obscure.

Just at 37, Harvard educated Ms. Anam keeps readers hold, anxious and thoughtfull all through with her charm of world plays. Wish many more from her.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sir

Greetings !

I shall read it. Looks a good one from your review.

Wish you a good day.


Anonymous said...

Dear Rushi,

What a strong theme, you just see !

I really feel enchanted by books with such strong themes.

I would like o read this book, but I am afraid whether it will be available in Bhubaneswar. Let me check.


Anonymous said...

Dear Professor Mohanty,

Delighted to know that you had a day with Bhagaban Jagannath. His Blessings! May He Bless us all!

Have just glanced through your review. It's good. I'll however read it again.

Regards and best wishes,

Sujata said...

Respected Sir
I will be happy if i can read it fully. Very strong theme. Really a good one

Anonymous said...


The contents of the novel has lots of emotions. I liked it so much.



Anonymous said...

I have to read it, Hrushikesha Babu. Thank you very much.

Debasmita Misra