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Based on the life of the middle class intellectuals of Calcutta, it is an unforgettable story of a Bohemian brother and his two sisters caught in the cross-currents of changing social values. In many ways the story reflects a vivid picture of India's social transition - a phase in which the older elements are not altogether dead, and the emergent ones not fully evolved.
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"...has a vitality that highlights a compulsive creative talent...There is a convincing fury about this novel." -- Sunday Times, London"...succeeds in creating a living, imaginative and eloquent impression of India today." --The Times, London
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Delhi, India: Vision Books/Orient Paperbacks, 1965/1988 - Very Good/paperback - 7" tall - minor cover dent; otherwise interior Very Good+ with no markings of any kind - ads + 257pp. India fiction; a novel set in contemporary Calcutta, Bengal: the journalist Nirode attends the departure abroad of his brother & then turns to face life in the City along with his tradition-bound sister Monisha; his artist sister Amla; dominating mother, ex-rebel aunt, & supporting cast of city vultures. Mother, City & Kali blend into one for the siblings. 0-88253-250-2. Seller Inventory # FE031610