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Silver Haze

Pankaj Varma
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs
Language: English
Price: ₹350 + shipping
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Diagnosed with dementia and possible Alzheimer’s, she faces the prospect of a steady decline in her mental functions. She starts writing down her story, writing down everything she knows while she still remembers it so that she can read it back when dementia makes her forget it all. She is elated that dementia cannot rob her of memories now because she has it all written down. It is a major victory for her as she tries to combat the onslaught of her disease. Her story has been re-written by her son to present this touching narrative straight from the heart.
This fascinating and intriguing story spans a major part of the 20th century in North India and depicts the hurdles faced by an educated girl before and after marriage. It gives an unusual insight into India-that-was, reflecting the social mores of that time. A must read for everyone connected with India and for anyone who has a loved one suffering from dementia.

About the Author

Pankaj Varma is an MSc (Hons School) in Physics. He started out as a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India and retired as a Deputy General Manager in a career spanning some four decades. He now lives in Panchkula (Chandigarh) with his wife and his mother. He is a prolific writer and has written several books and training material. This is his first novel - a fictionalized account of his mother's life.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781499686593
Publisher: Self Published
Number of Pages: 253
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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Silver Haze

Silver Haze

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G.S.Subramanian 8 years, 1 month ago Verified Buyer

Re: Silver Haze

The storyline or rather the narration spawns across three generations and covers all the significant events that occur in the life of a woman belonging to a middle class Punjabi family, uprooted during partition and beginning life afresh across the border in India. Educated but at the same time subjected to the prevailing societal norms regarding love, marriage and a patriarchal outlook, ultimately settling down to the joys of parenthood, a family and grandchildren thereafter to the sorrow of separation and increasing feelings of isolation and then to a slow deterioration of mental recall, all are there in the book. The events are so well stitched together through seamless narration that one cannot but laud the author’s felicity with the language and his minute attention to detail. The narration is sensitive and touching.
In all, this is a great book that highlights a condition that anyone of us would be susceptible to. Recommended as a must read.

pankajvarma1 8 years, 1 month ago Verified Buyer

Re: Silver Haze

“Silver Haze by Pankaj Varma is a Mirror of its Times! A five star classic to be kept prominently on the bookshelf!” -Deepak Menon Internationally Published Author of Award Winning Books

"Silver Haze transported me… fascinating look at the history and culture of India before and after Independence, and a touching story about the life of an Indian woman" - J. Weaver(Hampshire, UK) Goodreads Author

“Written from the heart.” - Varsha Uke Nagpal, Blogger and Author

“A poignant sweep through a family's tribulations through 4 generations.” - An Amazon Customer

“SIMPLY UNPUTDOWNABLE!!! …Could identify easily with the protagonist” - Ranjana Bharij

“Very enjoyable read” - Brinda Ganesh

“A Beautifully Told Story” - Robert Fear, Author of Fred's Diary 1981

“A fabulous read!” - Vidya Murthy Lahir

“A very rich story, wonderfully written!” - Zainab Zaidi

“Simply awesome!!” - Garima Setia, Maastricht, NL

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