Book Review: ఇళ్ళలి మచ్చట్లు
ILLALI MUCCHHATLU: Puranam Sita; Navodaya Book Distributors, 3-3-859/1/A, I Floor, Kachiguda, Hyderabad-500027. Rs. 150.
THIS BOOK is collection of essays published in the popular weekly "Andhra Jyothi" for three full decades, starting from 1960 to 1990, under the same title "Illali Mucchhatlu". This column was highly appreciated not only by common readers, but also by many literary stalwarts like Naarla Venkateshwara Rao, Nanduri Rammohana Rao, Ra.Vi. Shastri and Kodavaganti Kutumbarao.
Hand picked and chosen carefully from the whole lot to make a `string of pearls', these essays are endearing and educative. It is more like sharing juicy tidbits with a friend, not the usual gossip that idling and nitpicking housewives indulge in. In the garb of a woman, here one finds the `talk' by the author, a man, giving a funny and fresh and perspective on many common issues.
The great success of these essays is because they tickle sensations without hurting sensibilities.
A must read book, an indispensable book this one.
Courtesy: The Hindu