Sutradhar by Ratul Chakraborty
Publisher: Notion Press
Price: Rs. 265 INR(Paperback), Rs. 105 INR (Kindle Edition)
Buy here: https://amzn.to/3fLqYHb
My take on the book:
Sutradhar is a collection of seven short stories which are based on the myths, legends and folktales of the land, of ancient Indian civilization. These are retelling of stories we would have heard from our ancestors as folklore and are themed across genres majorly revolving around history and mythology.
The stories are not like typical short stories and each have a considerable length. The author has researched the content extensively and that is visible in the detailing in the stories. The poems and quotes shared in the middle these stories also adds to the reading experience.
The cover could have been better designed as it is abstract and does not precisely give a gist of the stories inside. The stories also start a bit slow and take a while for the reader to get an understanding of what each of them is trying to convey. Added to that, a bit of editing as places could have made the book crisp and more engaging.
If you like to explore stories around Indian folklore, about the ancient Kings and the stories of this land, then pick this one.