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Books shall never be shelved: Amitabh Bachchan


Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says in the age when everything is going digital due to scarcity of space and storage, books shall never be shelved.

The 72-year-old actor wrote on his blog that even though you can “kindle”, the charm lies in holding books as they have a “magical quality”.

“Books…! They shall never be shelved away… they shall remain… there is a magical quality about them…

“Yes I could keep them ‘kindled’ but somehow the charm of holding the pages of a freshly printed book, the writing of our name for its possession, the almost divine manner in which they are kept not too far away from us… ah… such a remarkable habit… such attachment and such wealth… with us…,” he wrote.

The “Piku” star said a home without books seems “bare and ignorant” as they convey a lot about the people who live in the home.

“A home without the exhibition of valuable books seems so bare and ignorant… they convey the character of those that abide in the home… their nature, habits conversation, likes and dislikes… all.

“If music… be the soul of our being, books, are the educators of our soul…”

Bachchan further said he respects those who read as he himself is not an avid reader.

“There is belief among many that I read a lot… nonsense… I do not… I merely respect those that do and live in their reflected glory.”

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