Tabula Rasa shatters some of the misconceptions that abound worldwide and prejudices knowingly and unknowingly about the inhabitants, their origins, and Singapore’s histories. A must-read to know what this little island has been and is about.
– – Usha Nagasamy, Further Education College Lecturer, London
The commendable research behind the novel stands out, unveiling the contributions of thousands of labourers in the building of the wonderland of Singapore. While it seamlessly weaves the bonding, cultural strengths, and taboos, it also emerges as a rare work of art in male psychology. The world of men, their loneliness, and suffocations caused by their inability to vent out their hurts and insults have been depicted intricately by a female author.
– Ethan Wynn, Houston, USA
Some books rejoice us, some leave us in tears, there are a few more give pangs of nostalgia, but a very few make us doubt our perceptions and conscience , and this fiction, like every other book of the author, did that to me. I was awestruck, unlearning, learning, and contemplating within myself. Is human mind just full of complexities or contrasts? Is there anything better in life than just a clean slate, Tabula Rasa?
– Sredhanea Ramkrishnan, Budding author and an Entrepreneur, India
The spectacular smooth, silky thread of migration holds the exquisite pearls of histories, unique perspectives, lively characters, exciting incidents, connections, and incredible imaginations of Singapore. The phenomenal Tabula Rasa will stay with me for long.
– Liu Fang, Further Education teacher, Hong Kong
The author artistically weaves a fiction on the formation and development of Singapore from the fourteenth century to the present. The reader travels into those times smoothly to know how this fabulous island was conceived and brought to today’s advancement from the side of rulers, peasants, commoners, and migrant workers. A brilliant read!
– P. Muralidharan, writer, Chennai, India
Tabula Rasa captures the British colonialism continually influencing the trade and migration of different ethnic groups in Singapore for centuries.
– – Raaghav Sankar, banker, Singapore