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The Top Of The Raintree

Kamalini Sen Gupta

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In The Top of the Raintree, Kamalini Sengupta deftly explores Calcutta in its heyday. Intricate persona, social, political and religious ironies are reflected through the surreal, the mundane and the real, The Rajmahal, a magnificant turn-of-the-century Calcutta mansion on Chowringhee, is imbued with a life of its own, its spaces inhabited by pi...geons, ghosts and a diversity of tenants. Surjeet Shona, a complex hybrid, gets involved with the tenants, and their problems - a British couple adjusting to the new India, a Russian patron of Bengali theatre overwhelmed by the Great Bengal famine, an Anglo-Indian widow fighting alchoholism, an ageing Bengali fobbing off a younger brother desirous of his inheritance and an elegant Muslim family caught in the post-Partition Hindu-Muslim dichotomy. Brick by brick, the mansion grows old; chapter by chapter, stereotypes tumble.

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ISBN
9788186939307
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
293
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
01/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books
ISBN
9788186939307
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
293
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
01/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books
SKU: 9788186939307 Categories: ,
ISBN
9788186939307
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
293
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
01/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books
ISBN
9788186939307
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
293
Weight (kg)
0.3
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
01/12/06
Publisher
Roli Books