Love and longing in bombay by vikram chandra

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And the ending was satisfactory. Whatever it was, it was coming towards him.

Vikram Chandra’s ‘Love and Longing in Bombay’: Where potboilers meet literature

Yes, and it's quite a lot about Bombay as well, seemingly an attempt to give this city -- which is an omnipresent, often broodingly dangerous backdrop and sometimes almost an active participant -- the same sort of mythopoeic status as a New York or a Paris. His first and third books are epic novels with long, complex plots and lve that unravel like a spool of thread.

He lives with his wife Melanie Abrams, who is also a novelist. For three days he had been pacing, unshaven and unwashed, at the bottom of the stairs, watching the light make golden shapes in the air.

Now Jago Antia looked up at the razor edge of the ridge far above, and he could see, if he turned his head to one side, a line of tiny figures walking down it. One afternoon he sat in his office, the pain a constant hum just below his attention, and the rain beat down in gusts against the windows, and the gleam of lightning startled him into realizing that his jaw was slack, that he had been staring aimlessly out of the window at the green side of the mountain, that he had become the sort of commander he despised, a man who because of his rank allowed himself to become careless.

In the blaring evening rush he could feel the size of the city, its millions upon millions, its huge life and all its unsolved dead.

Vikram Chandra’s ‘Love and Longing in Bombay’: Where potboilers meet literature

Sep 21, K. Max, If you are coming to Canada — and Banff no less — and have any time at all, why not drop by for a coffee? They heard his voice across Sylhet.

He knew he would soon make the sort of mistake that would get some of his boys killed, and that was unacceptable: Iqbal meets his boyfriend Rajesh furtively, until one night when the latter disappears from a party. Oove 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. His clients included oil companies, non-profit organizations, and the Houston Zoo.

For years I tried to reconstruct scraps of what I remembered about the story--practically nothing, except the image of a woman's fingers flying over a telephone keypad. From "Shanti," a man remembers the death of his twin: The final story is a fine fable told by the vikdam storyteller to the main narrator who happens to have cold feet with regard to his own paramour, Ayesha about how the old man and his wife came together. The five stories are all love stories, yet they are also stylish mysteries.

Five intricately linked stories named after five tenets of Buddhism. I read a good bit of fiction by Indian authors. The heartfelt story of one Vietnam Veteran's journey to, through, and home again from Vietnam in The bar was on the second floor of an old house, looking towards the sea, and you wouldn't have known it was there, there was certainly no sign, and it couldn't be seen from the street. This book is like a Bollywood movie - every detail in the surrounding is described to perfection and it just flows together.

Sometimes this description comes in large and luxuriant paragraphs, dense with detail, sometimes in one line sentences made rich from context and olnging use of language:. He noticed suddenly how quiet it was, as if the street and the city outside had vanished.

Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories

It was easy to see this story in diaspora, it had identity crisis as theme. He is always in command, yet emotionally vulnerable.

He had a small whispery voice, a departmental voice, I thought, it was full of intrigues and secrets and nuances. He didn't know how to translate "atom. We can scan the shelves and discuss books. Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories (): Vikram Chandra: Books

The language is flashy and original, but the old-fashioned skills are lacking: However in the future I may rant off, so beware.

View or edit your browsing history. I vanquished every argument with efficiency and dispatch. I vaguley remember the story except for the fact that an old man was narrating these stories in a corner of a yb or hotel.

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