When I was a young boy, my mother told me the stories of Gulliver. Now, after all these years, I am revisiting the stories of Gulliver. I am reading Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels again.
As a young reader, I spent time turning pages and reading abridged versions of many famous novels–Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and lots more. As I grew older, I read the complete version of these novels.
My love for books was such that I spent a lot of time reading stories and tales–in both English and Bengali. Books stirred my imagination and allowed my mind to visit many corners of the world. I loved to read–romantic novels, mythology, poems, and more. After all these years, I am enjoying reading Gulliver’s Travels again.
When people transition from their childhood to an adult life of responsibilities, they often lose the habit of reading books. Reading great works of literature allows a person to enjoy peace and harmony. I believe that the society, as a whole, must once again prioritize reading books to create a peaceful world.