Book Review : My Blind Father
Novel name: “My Blind Father”
It is a story of Om, who is thanking god for the blindness of his father. It is story which if left untold then every child will wish their fathers could be blind. Om is writing this story when his father is on death bed. He is telling his life story and how his father helped him to live completely, live to the fullest of life, how to drink every drop from the glass of life. Children were suppressed from the beginning of the civilizations. Women were suppressed by men. And they both together suppressed the child. Osho said ‘there will be liberation of child after the liberation of woman.’ Now this is the time. ‘My Blind Father’ is the beginning of child liberation in India.
This story will take you into the depths of child psychology to understand the child, to help the child, to provide them an environment where then can grow to their best potentials. From the beginning of civilization we are growing by ignoring child. Because it is very easy to ignore a child, you can tell them to shut up. You can force them to sit silently, so we forget how to understand a child. Your world is perfectly well without understanding a child. But now you can see the results. Ignoring a child, disrespecting the freedom of a child is producing criminals in the society. Now we need to understand a child to make our society crimeless. This book is to help everyone to understand the child. To make our civilization more civilized.
“My Blind Father” the ultimate story which revolves around the two absolute characters which is Om and his father .Who has aged him despite of being blind .Stood up like a backbone at every decisive stage of his life. And he expressed his gratitude to God that his father is blind .Different phases of his life is shown in the book ,from childhood to adulthood .The book is mainly based on a life lesson on how to grow up a child ,understanding his needs, his wishes, his way to life with a sense of freedom should be given by his parents. The story is pretty much interesting for the readers as every child in India is suffering with this malevolent tradition of denomination.
The Missing chunk:
In totality the book has an amazing semblance of understanding between the two characters giving importance to child psychology .The only wedge missing is the parent’s side as, “it takes two to tango” so one side of the moral is missing .Except that concept the whole story the way to seek reader’s heed.
A nice book with a piled up tale ,depicting the son and his father. And a marvellous attempt to bring up a big change in the thinking of society.
Rating: 4/5 stars from me
Book Price: Rs. 175/-
Review by: Komal Chandnani