ISBN 9780618247271,The Guru Of Love

The Guru Of Love

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ISBN 9780618247271
Publisher

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780618247271

ISBN-10 0618247270
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Upadhyay's first novel showcases his finest writing and his signature themes. "The Guru of Love" is a moving and important story--important for what it illuminates about the human need to love as well as lust, and for the light it shines on the political situation in Nepal and elsewhere. @lt;DIV@gt;Writing of Samrat Upadhyay's debut story collection, critics raved: "like a Buddhist Chekhov . . . speak s] to common truths . . . startlingly good" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "subtle and spiritually complex" (New York Times). Upadhyay's first novel showcases his finest writing and his signature themes. The Guru of Love is a moving and important story -- important for what it illuminates about the human need to love as well as lust, and for the light it shines on the political situation in Nepal and elsewhere.@lt;br@gt; Ramchandra is a math teacher earning a low wage and living in a small apartment with his wife and two children. Moonlighting as a tutor, he engages in an illicit affair with one of his tutees, Malati, a beautiful, impoverished young woman who is also a new mother. She provides for him what his wife, who comes from a privileged background, does not: desire, mystery, and a simpler life. Complicating matters are various political concerns and a small city bursting with the conflicts of modernization, a static government, and a changing population. Just as the city must contain its growing needs, so must Ramchandra learn to accommodate both tradition and his very modern desires.@lt;br@gt; Absolutely absorbing yet deceptively simple, this novel cements Upadhyay's emerging status as one of our most exciting new writers.@lt;/div@gt;
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