Author: Smita Panwar
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178220806
Traditions, religion, dogmas, values and elders-Barware girls were not only dominated by them but also by the vague perceptions of the munims, servants and the constant fear of what people will say.
Radha rejects her mother’s religious beliefs, but succumbs to tradition. Her daughters though, accept their grand-mother readily and wholeheartedly.
Krishna, the older one, toes the line like her mother. Rukmini, the younger one, maneuvers her way to find a place for herself. But is she accepted by the household and the society?
Set in the pre-independence and post-independence scenarios and spanning three generations, ‘Stolen Sunshine’ delves into the delicate interpersonal relationships in a typical, traditional Marwari family; and each girl’s individual reaction to the same situation.
The book spreads into 13 chapters presenting a well-knitted plot. The treatment to the subject is superb and there is continuous flow of events.
I KESAR MAA : 1914
II RADHA : 1920
IV RADHA AND KRISHNA : 1927
V SOLAPUR AND MARTIAL LAW : 1930
VI KRISHNA-RUKMINI-THE PICNIC
VII GIRDHAR : 1940
VIII KRISHNA-RUKMINI-THE PICNIC
IX KRISHNA-RAM : 1941
X RUKMINI-KESAR MAA
XI RUKMINI-VILAS-UJWAL : 1959
XII THE LONG RED BOOKS AND RUKMINI: 1969
XIII RUKMINI-FELICITATED : 1981