- Publisher : One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd (27 April 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 436 pages
Behram’s Boat by Adi Pocha is a delightful tale of an old cranky man who is out on a mission to build a boat to save his people. A traditional boat of wood and sail that will retrace the historic voyage of the Parsis when they first came to India. The boat is supposed to shelter refugees and young Parsi couples who would help in growing the tribe. And it is this grand plan that is at the centre of this book.
How Behram Rustomjee goes about building the boat, with labour, struggle, and emotions, forms the core narrative of the book.
Behram’s boat has a humorous tinge to its plot. Our protagonist, Behram, is an interesting character with his fair share of eccentricities. He makes the story both lively and emotional. How he stays true to his goal of making the boat is definitely a lesson worth learning for all the readers.
I found the writing lucid and comprehensible for all sets of readers. The character sketch of Behram is fun to read. He is zealous, determined, and quirky in his way. Most importantly, the story is refreshingly new and engages the readers with references to Parsi culture and dialect. I enjoyed reading the conversations that included the quintessential vibe of Parsis.
Although at 400 pages, the book seemed long but in parts, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a light entertaining read and if you are looking for something fun to read (with some time in hand), pick up this book!