EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Things to leave behind] AUTHOR Namita Gokhale
He caste system and its perils the interactions between the goras #and the natives the condition of women in those times the #the natives the condition of women in those times the freedom struggle modern medicine against Ayurveda all the above topics have been chronicled in the book It takes you to that era and helps you appreciate itDetailed review to be posted soon on my blog Based in hills of kumaon and spanning three generations of Indians and their British rulers it should have been pleasantly enjoyable Instead it managed to irk me by meandering aimlessly A description would commence and then be left abruptly with no correlation to the story There are puerile repetitions and stereotypical simplifications There is no story as such however book talks of a royal physician his wife his nephew nephew s wife nephew s crush who is British wife s mother and father who is a surveyor mother s ncle and aunt and her mother I know you can t make any sense Neither could I Going by the pedigreed appreciations on the jacket it s entirely my fault that I couldn t enjoy the boo. Of the mixed legacy of British Indian past Full of the fascinating backstory of Naineetal and its nwilling entry into Indian history throwing a shining light on the
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I enjoyed her descriptions of India and learning about how tightly wound cast traditions wereare but i found parts of the story India and learning about how tightly wound cast traditions wereare but i found parts of the story my mind drifted off as it didn t hold my full attention The way she interweaves the lives of all the women was thoughtfully done however I wanted from them Set in the middle of the nineteenth century in Kumaon Namita Gokhale captures with a lilting melody in her prose the almost poetic and slow paced life in the mountains the social s the deep rooted beliefs and the way of life that was disrupted when the British arrived in Naineetal Through Tillie Deoki and Rosemary we catch a glimpse of what might have been everyday life back then I m very glad #THAT I PICKED UP THIS BOOK #I picked p this book at the Airport As Someone Who Grew Up In As someone who grew p in Himalayan hills this book felt like a piece of home I carried with me when traveling so far away from home I am always longing to read good historical fiction written by Indian authors to get a vision of times past and the lives my ancestors might have lived This. A rich panoramic historical novel shows you Kumaon and the Raj as you have never seen themIt is 1856 in picturesue Kumaon History has already begun its steady march Six native women clad in black and scarlet pichauras huddle around Naineetal Lake attempting to cleanse it of threatening new influences For these are the days of Uppe. Novel is well researched and well written It really does transport you to the Kumaon hills in the British raj The #matters of cast religion nationalism are all discussed delicately through the varied view points of various characters I #of cast religion nationalism are all discussed delicately through the varied view points of various characters I surprised to see so few ratings here this book definitely deserves to be read by people The book has it s flaws I particularly felt that the steady rhythm of story gets a bit lost in the last arter or so of the book where too many things start happening too ickly And over the course of the book some characters and their plotlines fail to find their place in the bigger picture Hence a 45 Rating Instead Of A 55 I Would Still Recommend rating instead of a 55 I would still recommend book highly and would be on the lookout for other works by Namita Gokhale We are always in a need of and better Indian authors The book will not move you to tears It will take time leaps in a matter of few paragraphs and the characters would not seek your sympathy That said it is a well written book that perfectly records the times of British Raj R Mall Road for Europeans and their horses and Lower Mall Road ‘for dogs servants and other Indians’ And this is the story of feisty young Tilottama Dutt whose ncle hangs when he protests the reigning order and her daughter Deoki who will confront change as Indians and as women Things to Leave Behind brings alive the romance.