“In her personal list of the seven deadly sins,” Myshkin recalls, “obedience sat somewhere at the top and propriety ... who inexplicably leaves him and the approval of a pompous father who constantly ...
But if from my rules I recede for your sake, And still give to you what from others I take, I cannot for all so go out of my way, And reverse those decrees which all mortals obey. My law is ... upon T...
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Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Award Stories. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City.
An Obedient Father is a novel by Akhil Sharma. It received the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award  and Whiting Writers' Award . Set during the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi , the story is about a corrupt and loathsome bag man who lives with his daughter and granddaughter in a New Delhi slum.
A supernova in the galaxy of young, talented Indian writers, Sharma debuts with a bold and shocking novel that casts a mesmerizing spell. Ram Karan is a widower whose widowed daughter, Anita, and eigh
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The Obedient Father !! There was a father who called his 5 small children together. As they sat together in a circle on the floor the dad placed a toy in the middle. He explained to them that he won this toy as a door prize and he wanted to give it to one of them.
Jesus came to obey the Father – and that obedience took Him all the way to the cross. His obedience offers us hope, peace, joy and everlasting life and if He had not humbled Himself and became obedient unto the death of the cross, we would remain in our sins and we would remain without hope.
Jesus honors the authority of His Father through complete obedience. A very clear but seldom pondered truth of the New Testament is that Christ’s entire life and ministry were orchestrated by His Father and that Jesus was careful to carry out every detail according to the will of His Father.
Obedient faith hears God’s Word and acts upon it. The life of Abraham, our father in the faith (Rom. 4:16), teaches this. When God told Abram to go forth from his country to the land He would show him, we read, “So Abram went forth as the Lord had spoken to him” (Gen. 12:4).