The Lowland (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 07/04/2014
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408843543
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Sweeping, ambitious ... Confirms Lahiri as a writer of formidable powers and great depth of feeling, who makes the business of conjuring a story from the chaos of human lives seem quite effortless * Observer *
This tale of family ties, the bond of brothers and the breaking of traditions is moving, surprising and utterly compelling ... It's as beautiful as anything you will ever read - it touches your soul * Stylist *
Devastating * Independent *
A compelling novel that lingers long in the mind -- Books of the Year * Financial Times *
A sad, haunting story, which resonates long after the last page has been turned * Evening Standard *

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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

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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

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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

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