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The Resource Ghachar ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag ; translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur

Ghachar ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag ; translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur

Label
Ghachar ghochar
Title
Ghachar ghochar
Statement of responsibility
Vivek Shanbhag ; translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kan
  • eng
Summary
For readers of Akhil Sharma, Mohsin Hamid, and Teju Cole, a haunting novel about an upwardly mobile family splintered by success in rapidly changing India. "It's true what they say--it's not we who control money, it's the money that controls us." In this masterful novel by the acclaimed Indian writer Vivek Shanbhag, a close-knit family is delivered from near-destitution to sudden wealth after the narrator's uncle founds a successful spice company. As the narrator--a sensitive young man who is never named--his sister, his parents, and his uncle move from a cramped, ant-infested shack to a larger house and begin to grow accustomed to their newfound wealth, the family dynamics begin to shift. Allegiances and desires realign; marriages are arranged and begin to falter; and conflict brews ominously in the background. Things begin to become "ghachar ghochar"--a nonsense phrase that, to the narrator, comes to mean something entangled beyond repair. Told in clean, urgent prose, and punctuated by moments of unexpected warmth and humor, Ghachar Ghochar is a quietly enthralling, deeply unsettling novel about the shifting meanings--and consequences--of financial gain in contemporary India"--
Cataloging source
NLE
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Śānabhāga, Vivēka
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Perur, Srinath
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
India
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghachar ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag ; translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059926918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780571336074
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982083060
Label
Ghachar ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag ; translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059926918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9780571336074
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982083060

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