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But Love and Longing in Bombay is very much set in Bombay and in the twentieth century—the nostalgic poise of the prose is blended with the sweep and chaos of modern Indian city life. Gale, Cengage Learning Language: The stories are rooted in a great sense of location, which reminds me of somebody like Steinbeck at his best.
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Despite the exotic setting, the stories have an immediacy that makes them universal. These stories offer a world. The gods of poetry and death descend on a house in India to vie for the soul of a wounded monkey.
Chandra manages to leave the reader with a clear sense of the dynamic nature of Bombay, and divisions in modern India… …. Subramaniam, recounts an extraordinary sequence of tales to those seated around him. Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of coding? The stories themselves have a perfect, fractal symmetry, each stroke containing the whole in a series of breathtaking, ever-expanding reflections. Though Chandra is still very interested in magical realism, at the heart of the book are some wonderfully Victorian subjects and good, solid, traditional stories.
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The gods of poetry and death descend on a house in India to vie for the soul of a wounded monkey. The effect is dazzling….
Reviews Media Reviews Reader Reviews. The Bombay which Chandra portrays is a city just as vivid, vainglorious, and kaleidoscopic as that of Rushdie, but at the same time it exudes a greater charm, it has a certain stillness and languor… [Love and Longing in Bombay] is impeccably controlled and possesses a luminous intelligence.
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What is the relationship between the two? In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If Vikram Chandra had been born in and nothe might have dreamed of becoming the Beatles—all four at once.
A personal and fascinating view of a labyrinthine Bombay and its inhabitants, themselves layered characters….