Some book finds a permanent place in your bookshelf and undoubtedly” STORYWALLAH by Kumar Ganesan “is one such book. Ganesan is a writer who has made sure that the language of the book is simple and yet he leaves and everlasting impression. Chapter wise representation makes it super easy to read. The larger than life character and their association with Ganesan’s life is poignantly described. Ganesan has been eloquent in describing the stories and all his stories had humor vitality and realistic. Every story for me either represented a social value, a social stigma or a human behavior and it was cynically and humorously written. The odyssey on which Ganesan took the readers was enthralling and exuberating. Every story had wit and quirkiness and was serious when required. Kumar Ganesan’s work in STORYWALLLAH has inspired me to make a journal of peoples who I meet in my course of life.
MAlligai po mami, Saapad Raman, life of pai- are stories of people from Ganesan’s life and deals about loss self-discovery and making gratitude with ourselves. The stories are beautifully narrated and the reader feels connected and glorifies the life of these characters.
I me and Pemba, old monk, real men cry and being Subraman- are narratives of experts from Ganesan’s life experiences. The stories share his aspect of fear frolic love and health issues in his life. Though some stories deal with pain but they never lack humor and poignantly told the story. Loved it to core specially Being subraman on writer embracing his health problem and narrating it in a spectacular fashion one must have balls to do that.
Abbasaheb Abhyankar narrates the embalmed views of society towards elderly tragic but true, the story moved me a lot and after all lies are not always a sin.
Make up and made up deals with the subject of illicit relationship domestic abuse and proves the fallacy of women empowerment.
Sambhar vadacury and pushpak express travelogue while one deals with a family outing on the contrary deals with a lone girl’s train journey. Ganesan is a master recounter his narration of characters is unbelievably realistic and pushpak express’s end left me amused.
STORYWALLAH is an honest contemplation and assessment of ideas well contrived, the book is a trove and Ganesan has diligently crafted an amazing book.