Book Blurb – The Labour Pain of The Father by Roy Aranya
The contents are simple incidents that might be very close to your own experience, both for the father as well as the daughter. . Dedicated to all fathers or to-be–fathers. It is of no concern of anybody how you deal with your children or bringing them up, This is a transitory stage, but it is of utmost importance and should be enjoyed by every father. You will find this phase transform you from a Man to a woman: From being a concerned father to a protective mother. Your whole approach to life changes. Dedicated to all the fathers of this world, “who knowingly have suffered labour from outside the maternity ward and inside the real world”.
Dedicate your life “to submission and calmness to gain happiness and love”. Leave behind the ego of a man of the house and forget your expectations of being a dominating head of family. Take a new step everyday to step inside a new world. Listen to her rules, let your world wait.
Book Review – The Labour Pain of The Father by Roy Aranya
Well, yes we in this age do believe in the concept of equal parenting right from the time the baby is conceived and we see more and more fathers wearing the hat of a hands on father. But have we ever stopped for a second to think what is the toll it takes on the father? I mean, with more and more demanding jobs and the burden of being the primary bread winner of the household, he does not have the option but to pull himself up for work and show up every morning.
Then what is his motivation to stretch himself so much for his kid?
You will find some very simplistic answers to these questions in this autobiographical account by Aranya Roy. The protagonist of this book is a normal man from a not-so-big-town. His accounts of how he turned to become a decently earning young man to getting married and realizing that he was to become a father are really heart warming and identifiable.
But his Labor Pains (as the title of the book suggests) start only after his child (in this case a cute little daughter) is born. Ranging from night duties to relieve his wife of day-long of child rearing, his struggles to understand his little angel’s antics and his own reactions towards the same make him grow as a father with every passing day.
The author has used a very simple and relatable language and has even expressed the exact state of his perplexed mind in vernacular at various points in the plot. His digs at certain cultural and domestic behaviours of family members towards issues related to parenting a chuckle worthy and motivate you to read-on.
Well it is widely presumed that girls are their fathers’ angels and live in their hearts. This short narrative by Aranya Roy is a testimony of the same. This father of a five year old, concludes his narrative with a hope that he is able to become a father who his daughter would bank upon all her life and he would consider his daughter to be his pride always.
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