Publisher: Kalamos Literary Services
“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.
This was the author’s second book that I read, and personally, this book felt a bit more polished in terms of writing and overall execution.
This is a story about a father -son duo and how their relationship grows over a course of time. I liked the protagonist, OM, who is about nine years old when we first meet him. He is quite mature and is quite curious about the things that happen around him. It is at this age that our personalities start taking shape, and there are quite a few questions that come to our minds, which the adults ignore or just term as “silly”.
I enjoyed reading the childhood part way more than the adulthood. Simply because it was quite reminiscent and brought back a lot of memories.
There were quite a few editing errors, certain words spelled incorrectly and some redundancies that should have been removed, but all in all I could see the author’s confdence impoved in this book. Good Effort.