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Love and Longing in Bombay | Open LibraryFor my first readers: my sisters, Tanuja and Anupama; and Margo True. Acknowledgments Im grateful, as always, to my parents, Navin and Kamna. Saluja Retd. Kanuga Retd. Harish Chandra; Shanti Chandra; Brig. Sudhir Arora Retd. When I started going there, he had been retired for six years from the Ministry of Defence, after a run of forty-one years that had left him a joint-secretary.
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Love and longing in Bombay : stories
In a waterfront bar in Bombay, an enigmatic civil servant tells stories to a group of friends. His work, comprising five short stories set in Mumbai, has beaten The God of Small Things , the Booker Prize-winning novel by Arundhati Roy, which was judged runner up in the same category. The regional prize is a forerunner for the 10, pound-Commonwealth Writers Prize, , to be given away in Jamaica next month…. Could it have been that Arundhati Roy and her book has had more than their fair share of acclaim? Lal—decided on the winner and the runner-up. Lyrical and humane, this book plots a fresh path in Indian writing. He does not reproduce old Bombay stories as his own first inventions.
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One of my top books by any author. The stories are tight, psychologically gripping, intense. Set in Mumbai, the titles are Sanskrit words that have complex connotations in the Indian psyche. Five novella-length stories: - ''Artha'' wealth - ''Kama'' desire, pleasure, love - ''Dharma'' faith, righteousness - ''Shakti'' strength - ''Shanti'' peace Excerpts: Dharma On the day that Major General Jago Antia turned fifty, his missing leg began to ache. He had been told by the doctors about phantom pain, but the leg had been gone for twenty years without a twinge, and so when he felt a twisting ache two inches under his plastic knee, ht stumbled not out of agony but surprise. It was only a stumble, but the officers who surrounded him turned away out of sympathy, because he was Jago Antia, and he never stumbled. The younger lieutenants flushed with emotion, because they knew for certain that Jago Antia was invincible, and this little lapse, and the way he recovered himself, how he came back to his ramrod straightness, this reminded them of the metallic density of his discipline, which you could see in his grey eyes.