Memories of Rain: A Novel download epub
by Sunetra Gupta
Memories of Rain: A Novel Paperback – January 24, 1994.
Memories of Rain: A Novel Paperback – January 24, 1994. by. Sunetra Gupta (Author). Immerse yourself in the stinking, steamy, strangely beautiful city of Calcutta. Moni, languid, imaginative, ready for experiences beyond the cloistered life she leads, falls hard for the polished, sophisticated British student. Married in London, Gupta brilliantly exposes Moni's fears and insecurities as she watches her new husband lose interest and stray.
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Walking down Oxford Street on a rainy Friday afternoon Moni, married to Anthony for 10 years, and with a six-year-old daughter, sees a woman crushing an ice-cream cone to feed the pigeons and giving them water in a plastic bowl.
My novel Memories of Rain is an examination of the dependence of Bengali culture on the towering figure of the poet Rabindranath Tagore. At the time that I wrote the book, I saw it is a relationship which was extremely enriching and nourishing and yet tragically also somewhat confining. The original title of the novel The Dregs of a Poet’s Dream (naturally instantly rejected by the publishers) was meant to reflect how the culture itself had also failed him. Tagore was a huge figure internationally as well as in Bengal
This novel tells the story of a marriage between an Indian girl and an Englishman each caught in the clash between two cultures.
This novel tells the story of a marriage between an Indian girl and an Englishman each caught in the clash between two cultures. Gupta has built upon tradition and rendered it new and compelling. And she has done so in writing of the highest quality, perceptive, precise, and wholly original. -Shashi Tharoor, The Washington Post.
She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes.
This was Gupta's debut novel and was first published in 1992. The book was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996. She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Debut novels are often the author's first opportunity to make an impact on the publishing industry, and thus the success or failure of a debut novel can affect the ability of the author to publish in the future. First-time novelists without a previous published reputation, such as publication in nonfiction, magazines, or literary journals, typically struggle to find a publisher. I want to read this book.
The forward action of Gupta's hypnotic novel takes place during a single weekend: Calcutta-born . A rare shimmering dream of a book.
The forward action of Gupta's hypnotic novel takes place during a single weekend: Calcutta-born Moni, despondent over her English husband's infidelity, secretly plans to take their daughter and return to India on the child's sixth birthday. But the stream- of-consciousness narrative weaves together memories and images, providing not just the history of a fragile love but of a woman's psychology and soul: Moni's brother first brings Anthony home in the rain-swollen dark of a Calcutta floodstorm.
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