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Ruchir Joshi is an Indian writer, a filmmaker and a columnist for The Telegraph, India Today as well as other publications. He is best known for his debut novel titled The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (2001).

Ruchir Joshi is an Indian writer, a filmmaker and a columnist for The Telegraph, India Today as well as other publications. He has two sons, aged sixteen and twelve.

The Last Jet-Engine Laugh book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Last Jet-Engine Laugh. This is a debut novel from India of an utterly original kind.

India, Paris, Cyberspace. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Come on a journey full of colourful images and events, sometimes bizarre, unfolding against a backdrop spanning continents and decades. After reading this, trivial things like flushing the loo will seem a relief in more ways than one! Anyone for coffee? Find similar books Profile.

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Last Jet-Engine Laugh, The Ruchir Joshi HarperCollins UK 9780006551874 : This is a debut novel from India of an utterly . Joshi has found a style and a form in which to say new things about the Indian experience in a new manner. Like Roy, Joshi is doing something entirely fresh.

Last Jet-Engine Laugh, The Ruchir Joshi HarperCollins UK 9780006551874 : This is a debut novel from India of an utterly original kind. The novel takes three generations of a Gujarati family and uses them to track the course of Indian history back to 1930 and forward into the first decades of the next century.

Last Jet-engine Laugh-pb. It is the not-so-distant future, and in the belligerent wannabe superpower that is India, Para, a tomboyish fighter pilot, flies sorties against the Pak-Saudi alliance. She has been trained to kill, to be a deadly instrument for the military ambitions of the ultra-modern, ultra-competitive state. Moving between crowd scenes and midair battles, between sexual farce and social embarrassment, Joshi maps the arcs made by these four striking characters, by the family they make up, and by their country, across a complex and confused century. Joshis writing is sharp, loose, fluent and varied.

Ruchir Joshi (Hindi : रुचिर जोशी ) is an Indian writer, a filmmaker and a columnist for The Telegraph, India Today as well as other publications.

It is the not-so-distant future, and in the belligerent wannabe superpower that is India, Para, a tomboyish fighter pilot, flies sorties against the Pak-Saudi alliance. She has been trained to kill, to be a deadly instrument for the military ambitions of an ultra-modern, ultra-competitive state. And yet it is less than a hundred years since her smart, sarcastic, principled grandparents met on a non-violent demonstration against British rule in Ahmedabad, falling in love as they were trampled by the mounted police. Their only son, Paresh, grows up to drift through life, torn in different directions all at once, though he does produce an entirely spirited daughter - Para.How did India get to Para from her grandparents? And what happened to the generation in between, of Paresh and his peers? Moving between crowd scenes and midair battles, between sexual farce and social embarrassment, Joshi maps the arcs made by these four striking characters, by the family they make up, and by their country across a complex and confused century.

Comments: (2)

Winasana
I read this book when it came out about 5 years back, and came across this entry when I wanted to get a new copy to read it again [its that good]. I was sure this would be an international best seller, and was very surprised at the kind of 'cool reception' it received. Ruchir Joshi tells the tale of three generations of an Indian family from the mid-20th century to present day to the near future with remarkable grip over the tale. A must read.
Gozragore
Oh dear! What a pity that someone so brilliant, so witty, such a
literary prestidigitator should take umbrage with the very language in which he has written his book. Surely one capable of penning such an enjoyable book of life, as it was, is,and may be, should be proficient enough, to better describe this language that I hold so dear, than to call english A Bhenchod Language; Tranlation "A Sister F--ker Language"! I suspect that Roshi thought himself clever to be able to introduce the western world to this word and has only used it for "shock factor". ( A language Improperly intimate or interconnected) does not sound like The English Language of literary greats like Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Keats and Benny HIll, sorry I think Ruchir made a big mistake on that one. Note, later in the book there appears to be a multitude of Bhenchods, Baanchods, Banchoders and Baanchoder Dal. Some Indians may be offended that this word would be made available to "all and sundry" :) some may laugh and be amused.
On with the book, I laughed, I smiled, i also grimaced at all the
Indian parenthesis. I laughed and laughed some more. Funny how this book should remind me of a movie, however I could not help
thinking back to the English/Indian movie Hanif Kureishi's "My
Beatiful Launderette". The older characters in the book remind me of the older Indian man in the movie who had obviously been influenced by his many years of being English and Indian at the same time. Stiff upper lip subjugated by the comedic self-abasement of an older Indian psyche.
Ah! shrikand/shrikhand I will never be able to look this delicious
dessert in the eye again. Now don't get me wrong I am in favour of such pleasures, but please dont mess with my food. Those Ghaati women have the same reputation as "Red-Heads". Sounds just like something they would get up to, "Ghaati women I mean" :) :)
In closing I should like to say that I enjoyed this book immensely, I loved the contrasts of the different stories even if it made it hard to follow sometimes. Perhaps three separate
stories might have more appropriate, certainly it would have helped to keep the names straight.
The book paints some interesting pictures of Indian life, Indian
values of the past and near present also touching the always volatile Indian political scene. I also found some of the
futuristic hypothesis interesting but improbable, none-the-less it did not detract from my enjoyment. A very good first novel, stick with it, it will surely grow on you.
The cover notes would have you believe this might be another Rushdie in the style of Vonnegut if you are looking for something along those lines, this is probably not it.
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh download epub
Contemporary
Author: Ruchir Joshi
ISBN: 0002570890
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Flamingo; Thumbnail image and book do not match. To my knowledge Ruchir Joshi did not write a book titled "Unheralded Victory"... edition (February 1, 2003)
Pages: 400 pages