Home for Gori by Habib Rehman, published by Roli Books, was released this evening by Capt. Amarinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, and Mr Y.C. Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC Ltd, at a function at the ITC
Maurya, New Delhi.
A Home for Gori is a deeply personal memoir in which Habib Rehman captures the joy and anguish of loving and saying good-bye to Gori, his canine companion of many years. As a pup smuggled into their home by his wife, Rehman refuses to have anything to do with Gori. Not one to give up, she soon worms her way into his affections. For ten years, they
are inseparable, going for walks, embarking upon adventures, sharing a pillow, talking on the phone when he travels
out of town…
As Gori reaches the end of her life, Rehman tenderly nurses her through her last illness. And when she passes away, he resolves to build a home that overlooks her grave, as a memorial to her.
A Home for Gori will remind dog-lovers of the canine companions they have loved, and lost. To the rest, it will tell an extraordinary story of a dog and a human being, and a bond that endures, quite literally, beyond the grave.