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Book Review: One Proverb One Tale by the Indian Proverb

Proverbs, maxims, and old sayings are an integral part of our Indian culture, heritage, and lineage. The rudimentary base of proverbs is not contemporary; rather it dates back to the dawn of civilizations. However, it is our Indian culture and its allied traditions that have kept proverbs alive until now.


We Indians take pride in quoting circumstances through juicy (yet slightly sarcastic) proverbs. We would say...our ancestors or old people said this and that...

It not only puts fun in conversation but also doles out wisdom in a fewer words. But the current plight is that may be our current generation is being bereaved of proverbs culture. The reason is clear Internet and social media due to advanced form of communication.

I read scores of proverbs of Kabir Das and others during my school days. The literary backdrop of our country is rich and abundant with proverbs. The only thing missing is that we are not passing them to next generations.

So, today, I got this book to discuss. "One Proverb One Tale." It is written by the Indian Proverb–it is a sort of influencer on Instagram and other social handles. This book is fun to read and very short to finish. It houses around 44 proverbs from our Indian culture. After the proverb follows a very short story set in the current time to make us explain the real meaning of the proverb.

There is richness about the proverbs and the stories from our times. The author has done a great work by doing some mixing. From life to greed to moral values and everything in between, a lot has been covered in one book. Surely, there should be more books in the volume fashion to create resounding awareness about our culture and values via proverbs. Yes…all sorts of readers can explore the wisdom of Indian civilization wrapped in tiny sentences.

I found the book superbly entertaining and it also brought some of the moments back from my school life. Whosoever is the person behind it – is actually doing a good job. It is an impressive book. One can also use its content on social media for creating larger influence. Highly recommended.

Get your copy from Amazon/Kindle.

You can read more about the proverbs on the author’s Instagram page


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