Wingless - A Novel

Wingless - A Novel

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Author: Anuradha Muralidharan
Publisher: Blue Jay Books
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 270
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188575380


Emotionally scarred very early in life, Raju, an eighteen year old, has retreated into a world of silence. His wings are almost destroyed when he meets Prabhu, the protagonist.

To shield Raju from more pain and hurt, Prabhu goes out on an emotional limb but with every passing moment the realization grows on Prabhu that Raju’s world of silence is much more superior to the chaotic and devious lives of the villagers. While he tries to deal with Raju’s traumatized life, his own life gets caught up in a spectrum of emotions as he falls in love for the first time.

Who is the murderer amongst them? Is the village headman all that he seems to be? Is there benefit in having a small-scale industry in their village? Why, in spite of their growing closeness, does Raju continue to look devastated? As he seeks answers to these questions, the realization dawns on Prabhu that he is finally at the threshold of understanding the reason for his birth. More importantly, to lift his head high and walk straight, Prabhu that he is finally t the threshold of understanding the reason for his birth. More importantly, to lift his head high and walk straight, Prabhu knows that he will have to, single handedly, help the boy re-grow his wings.

Wingless is not about a group of villagers-it is about human beings.


Spawning Stories
-Times of India, Bangalore, India

Ever since Indo-Anglican writing came of age, the country has seen a deluge of literary efforts in English. More often than not below the mark, the hectic writing reflected a certain degree of confidence; however ill founded. Few of these books ever caught the eye, but that did not stop the average Indian from writing in English. In this body of literary meanderings, the writings of Auradha Muralidharan stand out.
-Hindu, New Delhi, India

There is not a single pretentious word in any part of Anuradha Muralidharan’s 98 page book. The stories are simple and she gives the reader enough inputs to conjure up the images every author depends on to create a specific mood!
-Asian Age, London & New Delhi Sunday Edition

Each story is exquisitely crafted and when passed through creative prism emerges something of a gem. More power to her pen!
-Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India

Glimpses of a definite talent.
-Indian Express, India