The Lowland (Hardback)
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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 08/09/2013
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013. From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight. So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass - as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India - their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408828113
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“mesmerizing”

The Lowland is ponds and paddy fields and what remains of the mangrove swamp that once covered the land before the area of Tollygunge was built on reclaimed land. Reclamation is the fundamental thread that binds the... More

Paperback edition
25th April 2014
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“A story amidst an uprising”

Jhumpa Lahiri’s much awaited new book The Lowland appears to have all the right ingredients for a brilliant masterpiece.
It is a story set around the Naxalite movement in West Bengal, a political chapter of India many... More

Paperback edition
8th August 2014
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“Life just goes on”

The main character in Lahiri’s novel, Subhash, is placid, too placid. He goes with the flow, accepts difficulties and just continues going with the flow. As such the title is very fitting. Subhash resembles a lowland:... More

Paperback edition
9th July 2014
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