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The tiniest house of time, Sreedhevi Iyer

Label
The tiniest house of time
Title
The tiniest house of time
Statement of responsibility
Sreedhevi Iyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Tiniest House of Time is more than a family saga, ranging across continents and decades seamlessly, from colonial Burma in the 1930s to nationalist Malaysia in the 1990s and beyond, to Hong Kong and Australia. The reader is thrust into the lives of far-flung middle-class Indian communities: immersed in family and local politics and intimate relationships, swept along in the tide of grand historical events. History works in cycles, repeating itself, until we finally understand that everything that has happened, has always already happened. The story is driven by Iyer's two main characters, both strong women - Susheela Sastri and Sandhya Sastri - who are grandmother and granddaughter, but could have been born of the same atom. Sandhya visits her grandmother's deathbed after having run away from her country, her family, her love, and herself. She remembers her grandmother's stories, of a lost time in Burma, and digs deep to find truth in it. A dying Susheela, impatient with her family's pity, asks Sandhya to read to her. It opens up past events in both their lives, the family dynamics, the forbidden loves, the politics of who can be hated, when, and by whom...And what can they, as women of their times, actually do about it
Summary
The Tiniest House of Time is more than a family saga, ranging across continents and decades seamlessly, from colonial Burma in the 1930s to nationalist Malaysia in the 1990s and beyond, to Hong Kong and Australia. The reader is thrust into the lives of far-flung middle-class Indian communities: immersed in family and local politics and intimate relationships, swept along in the tide of grand historical events.
Theme
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807561
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Iyer, Sreedhevi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Families
  • East Indians
  • East Indian diaspora
Target audience
adult
Label
The tiniest house of time, Sreedhevi Iyer
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
000066496717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781925893069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107858646
Label
The tiniest house of time, Sreedhevi Iyer
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
000066496717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781925893069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107858646

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