The Story And The Song
The Story and the Song (Karadi Tales) is a lovely retelling of an ancient folk tale. The illustrations in the book make the tale more interesting.
Parvathi knows a story and a song. She heard them on the night before her wedding from Thayi, the oldest woman in the village. It was a gift that she treasured.
However, time has passed and Parvati is no longer willing to repeat that story and sing that song anymore. Her life after her marriage has changed her and her husband's hasty actions have affected her deeply.
However, as the story goes on, it shows that people do not always mean to hurt others by their actions and that mistakes and misunderstandings are a part of life. It is a tale of repentance and renewal.
The story takes an unexpected twist and ends in the old woman's story and song being released from the prison of Parvathi's mind. For, stories have to be retold and songs have to be sung to be kept alive. They need to be passed on to keep traditions and values alive.