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D redeeming Conveys a world that is spiritual foreign and entirely accessible Vanity Fair Reading tour. This book has stayed with me for years The poetry touched my heart when I was very impressionable I love how all the stories were woven together so seamlessly It made me realize at a very young age how connected we all are A beautiful work that I highly recommend

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A River Sutra

With thoroughly modern perceptions into the nature of love love both carnal and sublime treacherous an. A Government official in India is in charge of a Government Rest House a sort of inn He is told stories about various individuals a Jain monk previously from a wealthy family a music teacher a courtesan searching for her lost daughter an insane playboy a River Minstrel and an anchorite who worships Shiva All this takes place near the river Narmada a place of spiritual pilgrimage to Hindus Gorgeous lush writing that taught me something of Indian culture

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With imaginative lushness and narrative elan Mehta provides a novel that combines Indian storytelling. I hate reading HindiSanskrit poetry in translationNow that it is out of my system I have mixed feelings about this one Stories are interesting some than others but there is no novel here There is the common theme of Narmada and love but no central narrative to bind all the storiesAlso the book is targeted at the western audience which becomes painfully clear when 2 Indian talking to each other about Indian music feel the need to say that I was not even permitted to sing the seven notes of the scale the sa re ga ma pa dha ni that are the do re mi fa so la ti of western music On reading that sentence I suddenly felt like when somebody seems to be talking to you and you look back and realize that they are talking to the person behind youI seem to be running into this thing again and again with Indian English writing Perhaps this is what has changed with the current crop of writers That they are telling stories of Indians for Indians


10 thoughts on “A River Sutra

  1. says:

    How to describe this novel? What it is about? I would say that is about life itself about life love and suffering “In his attempt to frighten me my father had made me realize that to prevent suffering a man must be capable of suffering that a man who cannot suffer is not alive”― Gita Mehta A River SutraThe majestic

  2. says:

    I simply adore this book It was reuired reading for my freshman core class and so I first read it the summer before college then again twice in college and once after And I will probably go on reading it forever My copy is all battered and torn up and highlighted and that is exactly the way I enjoy it I still am not sure what it is about this book that touches me so and I end up in tears for no reason every time I finish This is a novel abo

  3. says:

    I hate reading HindiSanskrit poetry in translationNow that it is out of my system I have mixed feelings about this one St

  4. says:

    A Government official in India is in charge of a Government Rest House a sort of inn He is told stories about various individuals a Jain monk previously from a wealthy family; a music teacher; a courtesan searching for her

  5. says:

    Of the many stories and themes that flow through A River Sutra one stands out above all passion The individual stories that are told a

  6. says:

    Lush descriptions dreamy stories

  7. says:

    loved it

  8. says:

    Indian stories woven together but not fantastic Only one story stood out that of an old music teacher taking a young blind exceptiona

  9. says:

    This book has stayed with me for years The poetry touched my heart when I was very impressionable I love how all the stories were woven together so seamlessly It made me realize at a very young age how connected we all are A beautiful work that I highly recommend

  10. says:

    A nicely written peek into a somewhat different world Smooth and easy to digest I found myself trying to actually see the bungalow the jungle and importantly the river in my mind The chapter about the poor little singing child really threw me at the endAll in all makes me want to read Indian literature

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