Book Review: 9 Yards Of Silk By Sakshi Kiran

Book Name – 9 Yards Of Silk

Author – Sakshi Kiran

Publisher – Half Baked Beans

Publication Date –  1 Jan 2017

Pages – 150

Language – English

Format – Paper Back


Shakuntala lives with her son Bharat in a deep forest. One fine day Bharat reminds her of his father, resulting to upset her. As the child goes out to play a celestial maiden Menaka appears in front of her who offers friendship, suggesting to share their stories with each other. Menaka tells her about Kaushik, a sage to whom she was sent by Indra for disturbing his fierce penance and how they ended up falling for one another. Shakuntala also shares her story of meeting and marrying the charming prince of Hastinapur who later abandoned her. During the conversation Shakuntala finds blessings in her life, why she was abandoned by parents at birth and how her estranged husband was just a victim of circumstances for leaving her. After Menaka’s departure, Dushyant returns to her in the hope of reuniting with family. Now it is Shakuntala’s turn to decide. What would she choose?




My Review:

The cover has been made wonderfully. It’s so catchy and colourful one. It can easily attract reader’s eyes to its. In cover, there is a woman and a monk sitting in a boat flowing through a river. The river is either yellow colour because of the ray of setting sun or it may be Firing River. The title is wisely taken. It is so meaningful. After analysing the title and the cover, one can guess a little bit what is going to be happened inside the book. The blurb portion has been written and edited well. After reading the blurb, one can easily understand it is mythological fiction story.

Authoress has done a great job by creating this story. She has used simple words so that one can understand the meaning of each word. I think her motive is to make all readers understand the story what she has wanted to speak through the story. If you read the story very carefully you will learn many lessons from it. She has well researched about this particular mythological story. She has penned down so nicely this story. As a mythological story lover , I can say it’s a masterpiece from this authoress. The story has been narrated well. All characters are characterized well here. Moreover, it’s an impact myth-fictional story that can touch your heart.

Overall – 5/5.


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