Funny, diamond-sharp and unapologetic, Panther is a novel about that familiar, fractured passage to adulthood that can make us magnificent if it does not kill us.
Panther is a story about how the lives of Tamils & Sinhalese got affected because of the war in Sri Lanka & how individuals kept on showing courage & empathy towards each other forgetting the hate which was propagated by few but affected many people. Our protagonist in this book is Prabhu, a simple & innocent Tamil boy whose journey is being described in it.
Prabhu’s family consists of his father, mother & younger sister. His journey starts when he gets separated from his family, where his dad left them to save his family & then with his mother & sister he had to move to a camp. After a while he even got separated from them. Then comes Tarzan, a messiah for Prabhu who saw his hidden talent & decided to take him under his wing. But maybe there are people who want Prabhu’s life to turn in a different way.
The story beautifully describes the journey of our protagonist from getting caught up in Panther camp to going to a school, where he meets Indika his man crush, bestie, & brother. Prabhu really considered Indika to be one of the closest person he has in the world after his family despite some misunderstandings which they eventually got through. The plot also portrays their bond in simple yet strong terms which will just touch everyone who treasures friendship. In short this surely is a must read!