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The Resource Saraswati Park, Anjali Joseph

Saraswati Park, Anjali Joseph

Label
Saraswati Park
Title
Saraswati Park
Statement of responsibility
Anjali Joseph
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Famous for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such space works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter-writer outside the main post office. But Mohan's lack of engagement with the world has caused a thawing of his marriage. Mohan and his wife, Lakshmi are joined at their home in Saraswati Park by their sexually uncertain 19-year-old nephew, Ashish. When Lakshmi loses her only brother, she leaves Bombay to mourn not only the death of a sibling but also the vital force of her marriage. Ashish, meanwhile, embarks on an affair with a much richer boy in his college and, not long afterwards, succumbs to the overtures of his English tutor. As Mohan scribbles away in the margins of the sort of books he secretly hopes to write one day, he worries about whether his wife will return, what will become of Ashish, and if he himself will ever find his own voice to write from the margins about the centre of which he will never be a part.
Theme
Award
Betty Trask Prize, 2011.
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10014858
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joseph, Anjali
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Letter writing
  • Families
  • Gay college students
  • Bombay (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Saraswati Park, Anjali Joseph
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045923185
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780007360772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Saraswati Park, Anjali Joseph
Publication
Control code
000045923185
Extent
261 p.
Isbn
9780007360772
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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