Bharat’s inability to make up his mind, particularly in moments of crisis, the appearance of Buridan’s ass and the knowledge he gained that in the long run, the majority always wins, are all classic follies that we tend to see in modern life. What happens to the simple-minded old man Subbu and his great-granddaughter Maya closer to the end adds to the excitement in reading the book.
Yet, despite addressing such serious issues, the novel has an undercurrent of natural humour that amplifies the effect of the book many times over. Eimona brings out quite fascinatingly many destructive shortcomings of the so-called meritorious society where conformity to the new norms is non-negotiable, however bizarre they might appear to the balanced mind. It raises several questions that deserve to be answered by every thinking person.
A combination of sharp observation and an eloquent style, liberally embedded with gentle satire, Eimona clearly qualifies to be the most representative story of the modern life and the digital generation. It leaves a sense that we need to pause, reflect, and question the happenings in our fast-paced modern lives and perhaps realign and revise our outlook towards life. G.B. Prabhat hopes that Eimona becomes an often referred word around the world. This is a must read book – one can perhaps keep reading year after year.