The Forty Rules of Love

Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Here is a book that I just completed reading. – Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. Ella takes on an assignment of reviewing a book that changes her life. It gives her a new perspective of looking at life in general. Ella is intrigued by the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz and she starts her journey to get to know the author of the book. Forty Rules of Love is a book that grips you and urges you to read on. The author has beautifully entwined the sufi mysticism and the practical world in an interesting manner. The book is not meant for speed reading. Read it, mull over it and comprehend it. Here is one rule from among the 40 cited in the book that makes you think : “Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough…”

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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