Name of the Book : Umbilical Cord
Author Name : Mr. Santosh Avvannavar and Meena R. Chandawarkar
Number of pages : 108
So, I receive one more novel, “ The Umbilical Cord” to review by the author Santosh Avvannavar. This book is a compilation of 40 short stories, which manifests distinctive but meaningful messages. As we all know Umbilical Cord is a flexible cord-like structure containing blood vessels and appending a human or other mammalian embryo to the placenta during incubation. The author here uses The Umbilical Cord as a metaphor to bring social awareness and intends to draw the reader’s attention towards the society.
The stories in this book revolves around love, forgiveness, empathy as society is a cobweb of relationships. The stories are short and quick to read and each story has a message for us. We might even relate to some stories here. There is one cord which tells us that it’s never too late to ask for forgiveness from someone. We might have done something wrong, deceit someone close and then we regret for what we have done. It is always difficult to say sorry and expect forgiveness, but we should ask for forgiveness as soon as realise. Remember karma always pays back. Another cord narrates a story about a man whose perception changed after watching one movie and how he realised that attraction, lust and desire are the key elements that can ruin any relationships, and he realised this soon and became a changed husband and a father. One cord has a story where it tells us that Love can lead to a new beginning, but fantasy can lead to an end. This cord sends a message that love won’t harm anyone, but fantasy can make one do something that is wrong. What if you truly love someone and your love does something evil to just win you over. Will you trust him or her with your life or will you do the thing that is practically right?
There are various such stories (cord) that has different messages to share with us. The author has done a good job by creating social awareness through this book. As the author says, “ There is something for everyone in this book.” So do read this book. You can buy his book at
Happy reading 🙂