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Does constant living together bring terrible monotony to life? Do you feel marriage is a sort of silent imprisonment or tremendous encroachment on one's privacy? Does marriage inherently carry a micro level atrocity in a couple's relationship? Do the men folk have a natural weakness to be attracted towards beautiful women?Does a man know about innate needs of a woman's heart? What is happiness in marriage? Can it be measured? Do small matters and petty grievances tilt the scale of life in its favour when weighed against surreal and larger happiness? Does the very existence of human race have only two faces: One Adam and one Eve? Is our Indian ideology of a commitment lasting through births and rebirths relevant in present time?This novel written in the form of a diary gently deals with the subject of intricacies of married life, evaluates and analyses the subject of expectations of a man and a woman, elaborates the fineness of female sensitivity and tests the instinctive human expectations on the anvil of time without being partisan of either sex. The geographical surroundings and its unification with the sentimental inner world of Parnavi make the expressions poignant. The most impressive facet of this novel is the incorporation of the life and thinking of different cultures. The author takes the characters from a modern city like Paris to the distant villages of Val Badia with its aboriginal culture and society, thereby giving it a perspective of very modern concept of 'Multi-culturalism' to the novel. The ease of language for the author is innate. Lucidity and charm have blended naturally.
Bharti Rane MD DGO is a Gynaecologist. After graduation from the M.P.Shah Medical college, Jamnagar she opted for private practice at Bardoli, Gujarat along with her husband Dr. Rajeev Rane MD a Physician.The Ranes are world travelers with extensive travel to more than fifty countries with a view to study the history, culture, people and geographical wonders.This novel 'Pankhethi Kharyu Aakash' was published in Gujarati in 2013. It is now translated to English by Dr. Rajeev Rane.This novel was awarded the Priyakant Parikh Prize for the Best Novel for the year 2013 by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. Also awarded by Gujarat Sahitya Academy.