The Immortals by Amit Chaudhuri

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In 1980s Bombay, a highly regarded voice teacher and his affluent sixteen-year-old student enter into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in their lives, and the lives of their families. With exquisitely sensuous detail, quiet humor, and unsentimental poignancy, Amit Chaudhuri paints a luminous portrait of the spiritual and emotional force behind a revered Indian tradition; of two fundamentally different but intricately intertwined families; and of a society choosing between the old and the new.

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About Amit Chaudhuri

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Amit Chaudhuri, author of three previous novels, has won several awards for his writing. A contributor to the "London Review of Books," the "Times Literary Supplement," & "The New Yorker," he lives with his wife & daughter in Calcutta.
Published August 19, 2009 by Vintage. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A subtly detailed picture of life in Bombay before it became Mumbai distinguishes this resolutely lyrical fifth novel from the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Indian author (A New World, 2000, etc.).

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A comedy of manners about a musician coming of age in status-conscious 1980s Bombay.

Oct 22 2009 | Read Full Review of The Immortals (Vintage)

The Independent

When Mallika's son Nirmalya asks Shyamji to teach him classical music, the tutor is nonplussed, but does his best for the boy.

Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Immortals (Vintage)

The Telegraph

Amit Chaudhuri makes brief .

Mar 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The Immortals (Vintage)

India's new wealth and traditional values meet as an upper-class

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Immortals (Vintage)

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