Thursday, 17 August 2017

BOOK REVIEW OF THE MONTH

THE DAY I STOPPED DRINKING MILK


Book Review
of
“THE DAY I STOPPED DRINKING MILK”
by
Yasmeen Jamil
(Librarian, KVCTPP)

TITLE: The day I stopped drinking milk
AUTHOR: Sudha Murty
PUBLISHER: Penguine Books
PRICE: 250/-
Year of Publication: 2012
GENERE: Non-fiction
About the book:
Friends, could you believe that a basic commodity like milk which is easily available everywhere could be a luxury to many people.
Sudha Murty, the author of this book was shocked to know it during one of her visits, and decides to stop drinking milk thereon. That is the reason behind the title of this book.
Summary:
This story is based on real incident that took place in the remote area of Odisha. The author visited the forest one day. Suddenly it began to rain heavily. The author was with her translator as she didn’t understand the Odiya language.
To get shelter she reached in a hut. The owner of the hut was very poor but kind and humble. The owner welcomed them. When he asked for food, the author wished only for a glass of milk.  The owner’s wife said that only one glass of milk is available for their hungry child. If they offered this glass of milk to the guest, their child would be hungry for whole day. Their child was crying for milk but owner decided to offer this only glass of milk to his guest. The author listened all this conversation and felt very ashamed. She called her translator and asked him to change the sentence. She made an excuse that she had a fast on that day and couldn’t take milk and leave the hut very soon.
This book also has other real stories and luckily available in our KVCTPP Library. So, keep reading and keep growing your knowledge.
I rated 4* for the book.