‘A Jar of Pebbles’ is an anthology which celebrates the spirit of ordinary in extraordinary ways. Pebbles represent the anecdotes and the jar personifies life itself. Pebbles can also be a reference to milestones in life.
Each short story starts when the narrator’s mind pulls bits of nostalgia whilst engaging in day to day activities. Popular games of the 80s and 90s such as Gilli Danda, Kite Flying and Marbles, all find a mention.
I really liked the analogy of ‘Swarg Rath’ which was used to describe an ambulance. The short stories that stood out for me were- ‘It’s a Woman’s World’ where women from all walks of life were celebrated and ‘An Enigma Called Life’ where the narrator comes to a satisfactory conclusion about the meaning of life.
It was interesting to view life from the perspective of 80s especially during times like these. Personally, I couldn’t find humour in some things that were supposed to be funny.
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