Sight of Vision by Ramu Upadhaya is a different level book that excitingly mixes fiction and philosophy into one. The book reads like a fiction, as it uses allegories to deliver the perfect message about real-life issues pertaining to marriage, love, friendship and a gamut of relationships. In some sense, the book mirrors the mechanism of our society i.e. how it searches relations, how it maintains and manages and much more.
To make the content interesting and relatable, the author pens down his observation and information and concern through characters like Ronal, Miley, Ben, and many more. Yes, the book has many auxiliary characters that support the main ones.
The main story starts with Ronal searching bride for marriage and it goes on to a lengthy rite of passage on life. The chapter ‘Bride Comb’ is highly entertaining and philosophical, it sheds light on as what all parameters people consider while searching for bride, such as family property, Indianism, or western affluence, status quo and so on. There are questions and then answered philosophically by Ronal or others, depending upon the situation. The life story of Ronal and Miley is interesting. Ronal gets to see life from various ends such as husband, father, and son-in-law.
The book reads as someone watching an elevated drama on concurrent relationships. Much of the focus has been given on true love over just filial bonding.
It’s interesting to note that the author reckoned relationship like a tree, every branch matters. The below short excerpt sums up it evidently.
“The tree of relationship or friendship does not ever get seeded as a fruit-bearing one if it has lost the fertile ground of the heart.”
As we study about the facades of marriage and its allied relationships, we see that there is a subtle conflict between heart and head. It goes on through the book like a silent bonding, for instance, see this:
“Where somebody applies his head in deciding relationship, then he or she is not a real lover. Real love flourishes from heart, and that the entire activity of love relates to it.”
As the books inches past midway, we see that the author introduces other aspects of our society that also matter while keeping an eye on frail threads of relationships. In fact, senile coverage is also done fabulously with characters like Ben and his wife.
The way Ramu Upadhaya writes is highly commendable. No matter the content is coherent and philosophical, but it is full of insights that cannot be assembled by doing any amount of research over the years. Insightful and engaging, the book opens up a new perspective to the most-sought after relations in our life. Overall, it is a good book which needs to be savoured at a convenient pace.
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