Book Review: Sang-e-Raah: The stone of the path (by Deeba Kapadia)

Book Details

Title: Sang-e-raah

Author: Deeba Kapadia

# of pages: 14


कभी गालियां देने वालों, आप पर हंसने और मज़ाक़ उड़ाने वालों से वास्ता पड़ा है?

वो उसी रास्ते पर हर रोज़ चलता था, तनहा! लेकिन वह दिन जब उसकी मुलाक़ात एक लड़की से हुई, सब कुछ बदल गया।
उन उम्मीदों की कहानी जो हम ज़िंदगी से लगाए हुए हैं। पढ़िए “संग-ए-राह” और जानिए आप का रस्ता कहाँ जाता है, और उस राह में कितने पत्थर हैं।

नोट: मुश्किल शब्दों के मतलब के लिए छोटी सी ग्लोसरी आखिर में शामिल की गयी है जिस पर आसानी से क्लिक कर के पहुंचा जा सकता है।

Have you ever came across people who are mean to you and make fun of you?

He walks the same path everyday, alone. One day, he meets a girl on the same path and it changes everything.
A story of hopes we tie with the life. Read “Sang-e-raah” to find out where will your path lead and how many stones you’ll face there.

Includes: A short clickable glossary of difficult Urdu words used in the story.

Plot & Review

Do you know the feeling when you read a book and you are certain that you did not understand it completely but still like it?
Yeah, that’s how I am feeling right now.

I read one Pen To Publish 2019 entry yesterday. Well, I read three but I am going to review one by one.

The title of the story is ‘Sang-e-Raah ()’. The title and the description attracted me as it sounded like a Urdu story.

The cover is beautiful and summarizes the story in a way. Don’t you feel that the stone is about to roll out and crush you? Just me, then?

The story is short, only 14 pages long and does not take more than 10 minutes to read. The language is lucid and narration flows smoothly. It has a very subtle romance ‘feel’.
The two characters are unnamed – he and a girl he meets. I totally fell in love with him, for his ideology and his loneliness. I can relate to the odd-ones, who stand out for themselves against the norms of their surrounding as I deal with the same thing EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

But I am not sure if I understood the ending. If anyone else reads that story, please explain it to me.

I’d highly recommend the book to those who are
– just beginning to read
– like short stories
– like serious stories with message

Until next review, stay blessed.

Shabana Mukhtar

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