Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Excerpts from the novel "The Empty Cocoon"

The town was known as Bhadrajun. It was located at the foothills of Aravali range of mountains. Most of the people depended on agriculture for livelihood. The town was dominated by Bishnoi and Rajput community. Vicky was from the business community but all his friends were Rajput. Though his family was strictly vegetarian but he in parties would drink and eat meat. That’s why when Kiran refused to marry him her father did not oppose her. Now he heard that his daughter was seen by Vicky in the mall disturbed him. He had come to know that Usha is also in touch with Vicky. Being a man of high reputation in the village he always looked down on the people of lower community. In his opinion they deserved to be exploited in all possible ways. The mother of Usha use to work in his fields. She was also good-looking like her daughter. He would call her for a massage in his rest rooms made on tube well in the field. The girls of lower community took it granted that it is their duty to appease the people of a higher community. Sometimes Usha also went to help her mother in the fields.  When she could not find her mother one afternoon she went up to rooms near tube-well, she saw her mother in compromising position with the father of her friend Kiran. She could recognize him even from his back. Her eyes met with her mother and she asked her to go away. Her mother was scared that if he would see her daughter he may demand her. In town many rich people of the upper community had relation with mother and daughter both.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Empty Cocoon

We of all people should recognize our provisional "cocoonish" condition; and yet the more we talk about redeeming culture and reclaiming America for Christ, the more one gets the impression that if we were actually given wings and bidden to fly, we would be disappointed to leave our cocoon behind untransformed. What does that say about where our true devotion lies?


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