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Book Review: Life through the Mirrors by Prativa Mahanta

Life through the Mirrors by Prativa Mahanta is a wonderful sublime collection of poems. The book offers over 20 poems of different themes and some motivational quotes right in the beginning. Though most of the poems are long, yet they sound rhyming and seems purely built on the emotions of heart of the poet. There is subtle anguish, appeal, concern in many poems.


While exploring the self, the book also takes a stance on many societal barriers and norms that try to define our lives in futility. This makes the collection a bit dark. Despite all, the book is readable and relatable to one’s heart that dreams even after getting hurt at many junctures. The USP of the book is that it builds an air of motivation and imagination through words. The title is apt and it epitomizes the world where we live, it is like a mirror, what we do that we see.

The first poem, ‘Thoughts riding the Air’, voices the inner voice of the poet who is determined to do something in life, she is way ambitious that people of the world will recognize her zest through air and breeze.

As you chug ahead with the book, you will find a gamut of issues and themes that the poet brings to our attention. Most prominent one is the coverage on blunders and mistakes, which becomes our past. Some poems encourage us so much so that we are nudged to leave our past behind for a brighter side of our life. With an impressive gust, the collection tries to weigh, profess, and mull over both the sides of life: bright and dark. Life is an epoch and it is bound to involve both…bright and dark.

The poems are easy to read, yet it depends on the readers how they take up it. The collection is simple, enticing, and pure at heart. Each line and stanza succinctly describes its essence and the voice of the poet resounds with readers. An amazing and highly recommendable book of poetry on the evident theme called life. Good job by Prativa.

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