The dead don’t take their books

The Times Of India: The dead don’t take their books; After families dispose of their dead, they usually look for scrap dealers. Among the material remains of the deceased, sometimes, go a wealth of knowledge concealed between covers. Like unfortunate orphans, the books of the late end up on the streets. Pages of great literature begin to shroud samosas and eggs, or just fly in the wind. But there are families that preserve these. It is not easy to accept the inheritance of sheer volumes, especially in Mumbai where an advertised virtue of dining tables is that they are foldable. Yet, these families hold on to what the eyes of their departed had once feasted on.