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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amitav Ghosh Narrator: Raj Varma Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families - one English, one Bengali - as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian-born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book. The story structure is well done though it can be a little confusing at first. The events and revelations all take place at just the right time to really have an impact on the reader. Not to mention the way it deals with the lines between the public and the political. Would definitely recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gargi Talukder | 2/14/2014

    " An utterly satisfying book, like a good meal in a favorite restaurant with a good friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenna Barlow | 2/7/2014

    " this book was less a novel than a collection of imagined memories that meandered in and out of different times and places (as i suppose most memories do). even without the driving narrative of a traditional plot, this book remained captivating, which is a credit to the prowess of ghosh as an author. and his sense of voice was spot on, perfectly capturing the fickle sentiments of children/adolescents. i'm excited to read more from him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandhya | 2/7/2014

    " Amitav Ghosh's attempt to bring together one's personal sense of identity with the public isn't entirely successful and there's a vagueness, a certain lack of cohesiveness in the narrative that leaves one unsatisfied. The first 40 pages or so, where Amitav describes his modest household in Calcutta where his grandmom rules with an iron hand are beautifully described and there's a certain nestling charm to these portions. These are parts that are truly top notch but somehow the story just slips from here onand goes into terrains that don't even seem to belong to the same book. "

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