A River Sutra by Gita Mehta

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With imaginative lushness and narrative elan, Mehta provides a novel that combines Indian storytelling with thoroughly modern perceptions into the nature of love--love both carnal and sublime, treacherous and redeeming. "Conveys a world that is spiritual, foreign, and entirely accessible."--Vanity Fair. Reading tour.


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About Gita Mehta

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Gita Mehta is the author of the bestselling books "Karma Cola, Raj, A River Sutra", and Snakes and Ladders. She divides her time between New York, London, and India.
 
Published February 23, 2011 by Vintage. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each story offers an insight, a process that culminates in the story of a local ascetic who left to seek enlightenment but returns years later as a famous professor because, he tells the narrator, only when a soul becomes a man ``can it reenter the world.'' Subtle profundity in a beautifull...

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This deft and delightful novel depicts the life and culture on the banks the Indian river Narmada.

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This novel of India beautifully embodies the art and craft of storytelling as Mehta ( Karma Cola ;

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The Independent

I am only a man.' At the very end, the comfortless narrator begins to think of rejoining the world, as even the sacred river hides itself from him: 'Below the terrace the water flowed black under a moonless sky.' Similarly, Mehta's seemingly naive, colourful style, bright with charming myths and ...

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The Independent

This week Phil Davis took a break as the devil was left to one side, along with scheming RPG fanboy ...

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