Thursday, August 02, 2007


On our coffeetable are these two books.
You know i am a bit of a feminist. No not of the kind that goes squeezing men's bottoms and stuff, no not like this, but i was shouting in the frontline when we were asking for equal pay etc... You get the picture....Everything equal for men and women (i realise some men are suffering just the same), that is one of the reasons why sikhism had such a big attraction to me, why i embrased sikhism (great was my dissapointenement when i found out that so many sikhs behaved in a plain male dominated punjabi manner, but that is another story!) So i am reading : "The untamable woman" (dutch translation) (original title:"Women who run with the wolves") which is know as a feminist book, but it is so much more. Clarissa Pinkola Estes is such a great storyteller and gives an insight in the archetypes of women (she is a Jung therapist) that women around the world have to face. The wild woman is often burried deep down in us and she has to be recognised and freed. This wild woman does not change, despite culture, time or politics. She is there and she is perfect.
Wonderful book!!!!
Next to "my" book is the book my husband is reading:"The God delusion".
These books are a very good reflection of our marriage...
But i am going to read this book too.... God ( a Creative Being, Karta-Purakh) is so evident in my life, that i can not understand that people have arguments to deny his existence. So i want to know, i want to try to understand....
And yesterday a friend gave me another book: "The perfect path" by Andrew Harvey. Whah!
I have not enough time to read ....
But you know this summer i will be quiet in my corner, reading, reading, reading....


Blogger TeraRoop said...


Saturday, August 04, 2007 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Manpreet Ji,

Thanks for sharing the books with us. I will try and read all three of them especially,"The tiger ladies. A memoir of Kashmir" by Sudha Koul. Being from Kashmir myself I would want to know what she has to say. Interestingly in 1989-1990, when all non-muslims(Mainly hindus) left Kashmir the Sikhs stayed on. Almost 18 years later my mother is still in Kashmir living proudly by herself.
Guru Rakha

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Sat Nam!

Teraroop you scared me to death (you really did) so boo back!
Nice to hear you!

Guru Rakha hope you enjoy the books. "The tiger ladies" is so full of love for Kashmir. How brave of your mother to stay there on her own... she is a tiger lady too! Maybe the book is a nice present for her...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:56:00 PM  

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