The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment
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Ah! I never had heard about George Meredith and The Shaving of Shagpat before yesterday evening. I came across a Marathi book written by G A Kulkarni. As G A Kulkarni is one of my favorate authors, I purchased the book. Then I realized this is translation of The Shaving of Shagpat....
What an interesting book! I have grown up now and know that such story is a imagination.... but it sounds so real when you are reading the book. It catches you and you are engrossed in the magic ... which as usual is both good and bad. As usual the good wins in the end ... but there are moments of tears, tension, sorrow. It is like an action packed movie. It also captures weakness of human mimd so vividly ... that it reminded me of my life goals once again.
Now I will search for George Meredith books and read... I am sure I will enjoy those too....
Review: The Shaving Of ShagpatUser Review - Joseph - Goodreads
150 year old Arabian Nights pastiche -- almost unreadably florid prose. To quote from the very first page: Now, the story of Shibli Bagarag, and of the ball he followed, and of the subterranean ... Read full review