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A Mirror Greens In Spring

Selina Sen

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It is 1984, and New Delhi is simmering with ethnic strife as anti-Sikh riots erupt after prime minister India Gandhi's assassination. This cataclysmic event serves as the backdrop to the day-to-day ordinariness of an immigrant Bengali family's life. Chhobi, the elder, sensitive and intelligent, is forever trying to rein in beautiful, narcissic S...onali, Ma, their mother, struggles with her lonelines after being widowed in her thirties; Dida is their feisty grandmother whose indomitable spirit prods the family on during times of adversity; and Dadu, their grandfather, is a man perpetually homestick for his estates, irretrievably lost as borders are redrawn to form Bangladesh. Sonny - rich, handsome and arrogent - enters Sonali's life, only to jilt her Sonali's thwarted love affair, and a maritime misadventure, are the catalysts that alter the predictable pattern of the Bengali family's life and propels its women to find within themselves hitherto unknown strenghs - and to evolve and deal with changed circumstances. The story traces the gradual erosion of old values, an acceptance of new identities and, for the grandfather, at last a sense of realization that Delhi is home.

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Author

  • Selina Sen’s articles have been published in most of India’s leading dailies. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for a documentary series on art and was Correspondent for a Hong Kong-based publishing group for more than a decade. She has lived in Kashmir for three years and travelled extensively in the Valley, both before the insurgency as a student and during it while researching Zoon.

    Her first book, A Mirror Greens in Spring, was translated into several European languages and the French version shortlisted for the Prix du Premier Roman. She is working on her third novel, set in Kolkata, in and around the lane where her ancestral house still stands.

    Sen lives in New Delhi with her son and a Lhasa Apso who imagines he is a lion.

ISBN
9788186939338
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
305
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/02/07
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Selina Sen’s articles have been published in most of India’s leading dailies. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for a documentary series on art and was Correspondent for a Hong Kong-based publishing group for more than a decade. She has lived in Kashmir for three years and travelled extensively in the Valley, both before the insurgency as a student and during it while researching Zoon.

    Her first book, A Mirror Greens in Spring, was translated into several European languages and the French version shortlisted for the Prix du Premier Roman. She is working on her third novel, set in Kolkata, in and around the lane where her ancestral house still stands.

    Sen lives in New Delhi with her son and a Lhasa Apso who imagines he is a lion.

ISBN
9788186939338
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
305
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/02/07
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Selina Sen’s articles have been published in most of India’s leading dailies. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for a documentary series on art and was Correspondent for a Hong Kong-based publishing group for more than a decade. She has lived in Kashmir for three years and travelled extensively in the Valley, both before the insurgency as a student and during it while researching Zoon.

    Her first book, A Mirror Greens in Spring, was translated into several European languages and the French version shortlisted for the Prix du Premier Roman. She is working on her third novel, set in Kolkata, in and around the lane where her ancestral house still stands.

    Sen lives in New Delhi with her son and a Lhasa Apso who imagines he is a lion.

ISBN
9788186939338
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
305
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/02/07
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Selina Sen’s articles have been published in most of India’s leading dailies. She has also worked as a scriptwriter for a documentary series on art and was Correspondent for a Hong Kong-based publishing group for more than a decade. She has lived in Kashmir for three years and travelled extensively in the Valley, both before the insurgency as a student and during it while researching Zoon.

    Her first book, A Mirror Greens in Spring, was translated into several European languages and the French version shortlisted for the Prix du Premier Roman. She is working on her third novel, set in Kolkata, in and around the lane where her ancestral house still stands.

    Sen lives in New Delhi with her son and a Lhasa Apso who imagines he is a lion.

ISBN
9788186939338
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
305
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
28/02/07
Publisher
Roli Books