‘Rooh’ or ‘soul’ is the essence of life that doesn’t fade away even if a person is miles away from their homeland. Author, actor and poet Manav Kaul had written this lyrically beautiful novel based on his memoirs of growing up in Kashmir. Now translated from the original Hindi to English, Rooh is all set to touch more souls. Prose written from the beautiful valley of Kashmir somehow manages to transliterate into some form of poetry. With the expertise of Manav Kaul in Hindi, ‘Rooh’ was quite a popular and interesting book when it had released. The story begins with Rooh telling Manav in New York that he wants to go back to Kashmir. Memories of the hills flood in, making it difficult to discern between past and present. Recommended for readers of lyrical fiction.