ISBN 9789350291399,To Kill A Snow Dragonfly

To Kill A Snow Dragonfly



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350291399

ISBN-10 9350291398


Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)

19th century fiction

Even as the snow falls existentially, the portends aren't good for Lobsang?s family: A mole has appeared on his little sister Bhunchung?s left cheek, foretelling that her husband will die an untimely death. Can the mole be removed? After all, Grandfather is a tantric lama with magical powers. As Bhunchung and Lobsang worry about the distant future, their village in Tibet is swept up in the Chinese Revolution, with Mao?s troops overrunning it and enforcing hard labour. Will they manage to escape from Tibet? And just where has Grandfather disappeared after the Chinese arrived? Seen though the eyes of Lobsang, To Kill a Snow Dragonfly is an evocative journey through revolutions and disruptions, desires and memories, friendships and exile, as the narrative moves from a tranquil Tibetan village to a boarding school in south India and eventually to Bombay.