Author– Sanjay Kumar Singh
Previous Works– Debut Novel
Number Of Pages– 189
When Narayan Sambhan’s world fell apart at a very tender age, the time he spent in the forests that lay ample around his village resuscitated him. No one knew the forests and the tiger better than Narayan Sambhan. But the forests are mercilessly cut down and increasing loneliness invades his life. As he struggles to carry on, a remarkable incident takes place.
The Moon In the Sun is a tale in poetry set in the Himalayan Terai replete with mesmerizing sights, bliss and beauty as also nerve-wracking experiences that the jungles alone can provide and bestow. It is also a touching tale, in poetry, of the wonderful journey that life can be when the soul attempts to break free.
The Moon In The Sun by Sanjay Kumar Singh ushers the reader through the life and thoughts of Narayan Sambhan who as a young boy was considered to be insane because most part of his days were spent in loitering in the forests.
He was the first choice of the villagers when the forest ranger came looking for a local who knew the ways of the tigers.
Narayan had learnt to observe from his father the beauty of the forest and the peace that the dense foliage cradled, but then it wasn’t all that occupied his interest, it was the beast that ruled Narayan Sambhan‘s heart with its majestic demeanor and grace.
A ballad written by Sanjay Kumar Singh to mirror the beauty of wildlife and the thrill of being on with the nature. Its sings the story of Narayan who lived for the forests with the tiger in his heart. His endearment for the animal and the will respect that he harbours in himself for the kind.
The book gives a rather important lesson about deforestation, poaching, respect for a different religion and above all, the need to preserve the life form that exists peacefully without human interference in the deep forest.
The book is one of its kind because no such thing is being attempted by the mordern day writers thus making it a unique pick.
The lines are fluid thus making it an easy read and a beautiful piece of work indeed.
The cover portrays an older Narayan Sambhan and the picture is strikingly similar to the description in the book.
Cover- 3.5 stars
Title- 2.5 stars
Blurb- 4 stars
Plot- 4.5 stars
Writing and presentation- 4.5 stars
Overall- 3.8 out of 5 stars
The book has a title which doesn’t go by the content and could have been named in a better way.
A few editing errors could be spotted but they can be ignored.
Reviewed By- Banaja Prakashini