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Educational: literature in languages other than English
Rivers Run Back is a story of many lives spanning different continents, weaving together a fascinating tapestry. Shankar Chatterjee, born into a wealthy Bengali family, Marilyn Benson, an artistic but unstable girl struggling to find her balance in New York City, and Narsimha Sastry, a
sociopath and daring gold and antiquities smuggler, raised by hostile grandparents in a small village in India.
Into this fray are drawn the beautiful sisters, Padma and Leela, whose lives entangle with Narsimha's until it becomes a question of life and
This is a story of the Indian Diaspora, the search for the American dream, and finally a story of diverse cultures connected in such a manner
that we realise what finally does matter are universal, humane principles and values.
The book is driven by action and suspense, as well as mythological and psychological themes that intersect and merge at the end.