Divine MusicAuthor: Suruchi Mohan
Publisher: Orient Publishing
(Pp 256, ISBN 978122204728, Rs 240)
It is a captivating coming-of-age tale against the backdrop of intricate world of north Indian classical music. Rich in details of Indian traditions and music, the author narrates a powerful story of growing dissatisfaction of ordinary people, their yearnings and hopes, their aspirations and accomplishments, their predicaments, joys and sorrows. The characters come alive and pull you into their middle class values and lives with finely depicted scenes.
The tale revolves around Sarika and her revered guru who recognizes a great talent in her, even far better than his. Well-written, lucid and entertaining, the book is a refresher, that too from a debutant author.