A calendar too crowded
Take a break from romance, read some stories and poems: unrelated but amazingly related, stories of you, me, her and all.
A Calendar Too crowded: Sagarika Chakraborty is such a war directed against time and the society: the perpetrators of crime against women.
The topics dealt with in the book consist of those that already occupy lots of newspace in India, like dowry deaths, female foeticide, domestic violence as well as lesser known matters of migrant laborers, adopted children, childle ...more
Sagarika Chakraborty is a lawyer and student at ISB. Her début book is “a collection of stories and poems woven around the theme of womanhood”. Throughout the year there are a few dozen days set apart for women and issues surrounding gender. As is usual, we hear a lot about these issues on the special days and then go back to routine stories for the rest of the year. She outlines her purpose in the introduction:
The attempt is to delve deeper a...more
Welcome to the enticing world of women!!
This book brings out the beauty of the various roles women play. Day in and day out throughout our lives we are a daughter, a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter-in-law-, a mother-in-law, a grandmother, a lover and much more to somebody. In t ...more
A book with so different a format, considerate issue, fresh take, amazing writing!!
The book “A Calendar too Crowded” is a very daring account which bares all the phases, sentiments which a women has to go through in her life. With lines like “It was his superficial presence through the two pinches of vermillion that had been her strongest armour” author also makes statements which are true to the Indian values for a lady. Author talks about the sacrifices and sufferings as well a ...more
Moreover it’s not a regular feminist book which shows the appalling stories and innumerable sympathises! The book provides a very wise account ...more
The chapter in the start of the book which talks about being a “good” mother is a must read for all the Indian Mothers. The book very rightly talks about the lost way of raising children. In the end of the story author makes a very bold statement by saying that she wishes to raise her child as a child rather than a wish-fulfilling machine. Today, parents are very dominant on their children and the only focus left for them is to make them engineer or other pr ...more
After so long the book A Calendar too Crowded comes out to be a refreshing account of Indian Ladies. The book is a must read for all those feminists out there. The book in many ways questions the so called self-assumed “right” of the men to be a supreme being. The author in a very subtle way in one of her stories makes a statement that the household chores can’t be done in the absence of women and how men can be expected to do their work on their own. “The question tha ...more
A complete and very apt account of the status of women in our society. Apart from highlighting the plight of Indian woman, the author also touches upon several other prevalent issues. One such issue which I liked the most was her questioning of the way our children are brought up. She talks about the ambitions of parents who want their children to top all examinations, become engineer or doctor. But these parents forget in the meantime that they are still children who also has t ...more
I felt very amazing when I got to know that there are almost 30 days in one year dedicated to woman. And this book has very interestingly spun short stories, poems etc. around these days. This format of the book is ...more