The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss
Author: Kiran Desai
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781555845919

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize: An “extraordinary” novel “lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender” (The New York Times Book Review). In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, an embittered old judge wants only to retire in peace. But his life is upended when his sixteen-year-old orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s chatty cook watches over the girl, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one miserable New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens Sai’s new-sprung romance with her tutor, the household descends into chaos. The cook witnesses India’s hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge revisits his past and his role in Sai and Biju’s intertwining lives. In a grasping world of colliding interests and conflicting desires, every moment holds out the possibility for hope or betrayal. Published to extraordinary acclaim, The Inheritance of Loss heralds Kiran Desai as one of our most insightful novelists. She illuminates the pain of exile and the ambiguities of postcolonialism with a tapestry of colorful characters and “uncannily beautiful” prose (O: The Oprah Magazine). “A book about tradition and modernity, the past and the future—and about the surprising ways both amusing and sorrowful, in which they all connect.” —The Independent

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss
Author: Kiran Desai
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-01-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789351189251

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In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desai’s brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss
Author: Kiran Desai
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-08-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141925738

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The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai's extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook's heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing the community, pitting the past against the present, nationalism against love, a small place against the troubles of a big world. 'A Magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and political acuteness' Hermione Lee, chair of the Man Booker Prize judges 'Poised, elegant and assured . . . breaks out into extraordinary beauty' The Times 'Desai's bold, original voice, and her ability to deal in a grand narratives with a deft comic touch that affectionately recalls some of the masters of Indian fiction, makes hers a novel to reread and remembered' Independent

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
Author: Kiran Desai
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1999
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0385493703

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Sampath Chawla, a young postal worker who never feels as though he fits into the small Indian town into which he is born, one day climbs up a tree, only to become a famous holy man

Kiran Desai s The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai s  The Inheritance of Loss
Author: Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
Publsiher: Roman Books
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9380905599

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This collection of critical essays on Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss' provides in-depth intellectual and critical analysis of the text from a broad scholarly perspective.

Exploration of Kiran Desai s the Inheritance of Loss

Exploration of Kiran Desai s the Inheritance of Loss
Author: Raymale Vilas Vasant , Dr. Appasaheb Game
Publsiher: Shashwat Publication
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-10-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9789390290659

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We took this opportunity to present this book entitled as ‘Exploration of Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss’ for the reader. The object of this book is to present the subject matter in a most conscious and simple in manner. This book has been written constantly keeping in a mind the requirements of the reader basically for the student and lover of Indian English Literature regarding the latest and changing trends and scenario in the field of Indian English Literature.

A review of the novel The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

A review of the novel    The Inheritance of Loss    by Kiran Desai
Author: Mumtaz Mazumdar
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2011-08-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9783640981816

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Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, Assam University (Department of English), course: PhD Research Scholar, language: English, abstract: THE NOVEL "THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS" IS WRITTEN BY KIRAN DESAI. THE ARTICLE SPEAKS OF THE SETTING, CHARACTERISATION, REPRESENTATION, THE EVENTS, DIASPORA, TEXT, THEMES, IMAGES, POST-COLONIALISM AND STRUCTURE.

An Almost Perfect Moment

An Almost Perfect Moment
Author: Binnie Kirshenbaum
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780061972706

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In Brooklyn, in the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a sweet Jewish girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring gift for shattering the dreams and hopes of those who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mother, betrayed and anguished by the husband she adores, seeks solace in daily games of mah-jongg with The Girls, a cross between a Greek Chorus and Brooklyn's rendition of the Three Wise Men, who dispense advice, predictions, and care in the form of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. When her greatest fear for Valentine is realized, Miriam takes comfort in the thought that it couldn't get any worse. And then it does. Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, An Almost Perfect Moment is a novel about mothers and daughters, star-crossed lovers, doctrines of the divine, and a colorful Jewish community that once defined Brooklyn. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.