Sara Joseph's latest novel 'Esther' tells story of a shepherd girl who saved Jewish community
Writer Sara Joseph's latest novel 'Esther' has been published in the form of a book by Mathrubhumi Books. The novel had already received positive responses from the readers when it was published chapter by chapter in Mathrubhumi weekly. The novel is available in Mathrubhumi Books website and shops.
The novel is a quest into the life of a woman named Esther who is praised as the saviour of the Jewish community. The empire of King Ahasuerus was very vast and extended from India to Ethiopia. Esther, who was a shepherd girl intervened when Jews were being subjected to genocide everywhere. The novel is a narrative of her life journey in a different angle.
There was an argument that Esther's story should not be included in the Bible. She became the queen of King Ahasuerus when Jews were being driven away from all places. But she had to hide her identity there. The novel delves into her struggles for survival and protection of her community.
Being the voice of marginalized people and the women who are deprived of equality and freedom, Sara Joseph always treat them with compassion in her writing. She protests against the forces that deny human rights to the weaker sections in the society. She constantly fights with the patriarchal society and the religious powers through writing.