The Inheritance of Loss

  • Filename: the-inheritance-of-loss.
  • ISBN: 9780141925738
  • Release Date: 2008-08-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kiran Desai
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai's extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook's heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing the community, pitting the past against the present, nationalism against love, a small place against the troubles of a big world. 'A Magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and political acuteness' Hermione Lee, chair of the Man Booker Prize judges 'Poised, elegant and assured . . . breaks out into extraordinary beauty' The Times 'Desai's bold, original voice, and her ability to deal in a grand narratives with a deft comic touch that affectionately recalls some of the masters of Indian fiction, makes hers a novel to reread and remembered'Independent Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971, was educated in India, England and the United States, and now lives in New York. She is the author of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, which was published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries, and The Inheritance of Loss, which won the Man Book Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

The Inheritance of Loss

  • Filename: the-inheritance-of-loss.
  • ISBN: 9780141027289
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Kiran Desai
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

In the foothills of the Himalayas sits a once grand, now crumbling house � home to three people and a dog. There is the retired judge dreaming of colonial yesterdays; his orphaned granddaughter Sai who has fallen for her clever maths tutor; the cook, whose son Biju writes untruthful letters home from New York City; and Mutt, the judge's beloved dog. Around the house swirls mountain mist � but also the forces of revolution and change. For a new world is clashing with the old, and the future offers both hope and betrayal �

The Inheritance of Loss

  • Filename: the-inheritance-of-loss.
  • ISBN: 1555845916
  • Release Date: 2007-12-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Kiran Desai
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desai’s brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.

Kiran Desai s The Inheritance of Loss

  • Filename: kiran-desai-s-the-inheritance-of-loss.
  • ISBN: 9380905351
  • Release Date: 2012-06
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
  • Publisher: Roman Books

This collection of essays provides an in-depth intellectual and critical analysis of the text of Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss'.

A review of the novel The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

  • Filename: a-review-of-the-novel-the-inheritance-of-loss-by-kiran-desai.
  • ISBN: 9783640981816
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Number of pages: 10
  • Author: Mumtaz Mazumdar
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, Assam University (Department of English), course: PhD Research Scholar, language: English, abstract: THE NOVEL "THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS" IS WRITTEN BY KIRAN DESAI. THE ARTICLE SPEAKS OF THE SETTING, CHARACTERISATION, REPRESENTATION, THE EVENTS, DIASPORA, TEXT, THEMES, IMAGES, POST-COLONIALISM AND STRUCTURE.

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

  • Filename: hullabaloo-in-the-guava-orchard.
  • ISBN: 9780571316151
  • Release Date: 2014-03-20
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Kiran Desai
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber

Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure later, that unfortunately does not appear to be the case. A sullen government worker, Sampath is inspired only when in search of a quiet place to take his nap. "But the world is round," his grandmother says. "Wait and see! Even if it appears he is going downhill, he will come up the other side. Yes, on top of the world. He is just taking a longer route." No one believes her until, one day, Sampath climbs into a guava tree and becomes unintentionally famous as a holy man, setting off a series of events that spin increasingly out of control. A delightfully sweet comic novel that ends in a raucous bang, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard is as surprising and entertaining as it is beautifully wrought.

A Spot of Bother

  • Filename: a-spot-of-bother.
  • ISBN: 9781407052762
  • Release Date: 2010-01-26
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • Publisher: Random House

At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind.

The Sound of Things Falling

  • Filename: the-sound-of-things-falling.
  • ISBN: 9781408834121
  • Release Date: 2012-11-08
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 Winner of the Alfaguara Prize 2011 Winner of the Gregor von Rezzori Prize 2013 No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in a seedy billiard hall in Bogotá than Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio's fascination with his new friend's life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious, unmarked cassette. Shortly afterwards, he is shot dead on a street corner. Yammara's investigation into what happened leads back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped Colombia in a living nightmare.

Inheritance of Tears Trusting the Lord of Life When Death Visits the Womb

  • Filename: inheritance-of-tears-trusting-the-lord-of-life-when-death-visits-the-womb.
  • ISBN: 1941114016
  • Release Date: 2015-02-18
  • Number of pages: 110
  • Author: Jessalyn Hutto
  • Publisher:

When a woman becomes pregnant, miscarriage is usually the furthest thing from her mind. Her time is spent dreaming of the day she will finally cradle her newborn baby in her arms. Such was the case for Jessalyn Hutto when she became pregnant with her first baby. But as is all too common in our post-fall world, the precious life she carried came to an abrupt end before those dreams ever became a reality. Death had visited her womb and the horrors of miscarriage had become a part of her life's story. Ultimately, she would lose two precious children in the womb, one at 6 weeks gestation and another at 15 weeks. Through these painful losses, a whole new world of suffering opened up to her. It seemed as though no matter where she looked there were women quietly mourning the loss of their unborn children. What she had once assumed to be a rare occurrence was now revealed to be an extremely common experience among women. Yet, this particular type of loss is one that has been grossly overlooked by the church. Jessalyn found that as couples seek to navigate the unique difficulties inherent in losing a child, they are often left with little biblical counsel to draw upon. More often than not, well-meaning friends and family seek to alleviate their sorrow by offering encouragement in the form of empty platitudes and Christian cliches. But what these couples truly need is the hope of the gospel. This is what led Jessalyn Hutto to write Inheritance of Tears. In this short book, Hutto seeks to deal honestly and sensitively with the issue of miscarriage and reveal how it relates to the Word of God. She does so by answering questions like: * Why do babies have to die in the womb? * Do miscarriages take God by surprise? * Does God care about your pain? * How can any good come from something so terrible? * How can I find joy in the midst of such intense sorrow? By providing a biblical context for miscarriage, she beckons mourning mothers and fathers to walk triumphantly through the valley of the shadow of death by fixing their eyes upon their loving Savior, who will one day do away with death and sorrow forever. Short, sensitive, and theologically robust, Inheritance of Tears is a book that every pastor and church member can confidently share with those who are called to walk through the painful trial of miscarriage, and in reading the book themselves, they will gain greater insight into how to effectively minister to these parents in their time of need.

Baumgartner s Bombay

  • Filename: baumgartner-s-bombay.
  • ISBN: 0618056807
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Anita Desai
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A "beautifully written, richly textured, and haunting story" (Chaim Potok), BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY is Anita Desai's classic novel of the Holocaust era, a story of profound emotional wounds of war and its exiles. The novel follows Hugo Baumgartner as he flees Nazi Germany -- and his Jewish heritage -- for India, only to be imprisoned as a hostile alien and then released to Bombay at war's end. In this tale of a man who, "like a figure in a Greek tragedy . . . seems to elude his destiny" (NEW LEADER), Desai's "capacious intelligence, her unsentimental compassion" (NEW REPUBLIC) reach their full height.

The Newlyweds

  • Filename: the-newlyweds.
  • ISBN: 9780670921843
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 337
  • Author: Nell Freudenberger
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Amina Mazid is twenty-four when she leaves Bangladesh for Rochester, New York, and for George Stillman, the husband who met and wooed her online. It's a twenty-first-century romance that echoes ancient traditions - the arranged marriages of her home country. And though George falls for Amina because she doesn't 'play games', they will both hide a secret, and vital, part of their lives from each other. Amina stuggles to find her place in America - as a Muslim woman, an aspiring teacher, a wife with her own desires. But it is only when they put an ocean between them that Amina and George will discover whether they have a future - or if their secrets will tear them apart. A brilliantly observed, wry and yet deeply moving novel about the exhilarations - and complications - of getting, and staying, wed, The Newlyweds is a tour de force - a novel as rich with misunderstandings as it is with unlikely connections. 'Wise, timely, ripe with humour and complexity. The Newlyweds is one of the most believable love stories of our young century.' Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story

The Inheritance of Rome

  • Filename: the-inheritance-of-rome.
  • ISBN: 9780141908533
  • Release Date: 2009-01-29
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Chris Wickham
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.

Voices in the City

  • Filename: voices-in-the-city.
  • ISBN: 9788122200539
  • Release Date: 1965
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Anita Desai
  • Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

Voices in the City is 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 crosscurrents 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. The novel describes the bitter effects of the urban living upon an Indian family. Brought up in luxury and magnificence by an over indulgent mother, Nirode settles down in Calcutta and becomes engrossed in its bohemian life, while his elder sister, Monisha lives out a servile existence within the rigid and stiff confines of a traditional Hindu family. Amla sees the city as a monster, Nirode sacrifices everything for his career, and Monisha cannot bear her stifling existence in the household of a wealthy old Calcutta family.

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