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Before We Visit the Goddess (English, Hardcover, Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee)

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Before We Visit the Goddess  (English, Hardcover, Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9781471146930, 9781471146930
  • Pages: 224
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Beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of moth-ers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love.
The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover, but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.
In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relation-ships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous com-plexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices.

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  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
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  • 234 mm
Length
  • 153 mm
Ratings & Reviews
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19 Reviews
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“The Goddess is Redemptive and Altruistic”

“Beggars can’t be choosers”

Divakaruni turns the attention of the new generation women to understand their inner strength through her latest novel "Before We Visit the Goddess". Through the captivating tales of the three generations of Indian women Sabitri, Bela and Tara the novelists gives the powerful message that it is high time women became choosers. Her voice for women’s emancipation echoes throughout her works, yet her clarion call for women to break the shackles of time and space is...
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Ramesh

Certified Buyer, Palayamkottai

Jun, 2016

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A book to sit in your heart and library!

Before we visit the Goddess, lets bow to the author first! There is something very poetic about her writing that tugs at your heart! The narration, the story line, the characters all together weave magic and leave you spellbound! A must pick up book, if you want to peep into the kaleidoscope of human feelings, emotions, relationships that spans across generations.

This book is a beautiful rendition of the stories of 3 women who had a host of things left unsaid but were all waiting together f...
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Archana Seshadri

Jun, 2016

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Excellent read!

Before We Visit The Goddess
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Before We Visit The Goddess is a beautiful tale of three generations of women who have loved, lost, and misunderstood each other over a span of a lifetime. It’s a bittersweet tale of motherhood of three women Sabitri, Bela and Tara woven through a tapestry of different perspectives in first person and the people who were important in their lives. Before We Visit the Goddess is a story of immense alienation felt in myriad ways and the d...
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Madhuri Banerjee

May, 2016

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A wonderful journey of three strong women

There are books. There are journeys. There are books that are journeys. After a long time, I was invested in multiple characters from the same book and I felt I was a part of their journey from start to finish. I hadn’t felt that way for multiple characters in a book in a long time. Before We Visit The Goddess has strong characterisation and beautiful writing which makes you dwell into the book deeper and deeper.

Sabitri, her daughter Bela and Bela’s daughter Tara are three women who have f...
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Viju Ravichandran

May, 2016

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Breathing Tale

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is that kind of author who has potential to make you fall in love with her work, since first few lines. When I started reading “Before We Visit the Goddess” I closed the book as well as eyes at once, to sense just that startled feeling. I was dying to say this “Dear Chitra Ma’am, you weave love, depth, tenderness into your intriguing stories, What a Beautiful Work, actually Gorgeous”

Basically, the story of “Before We Visit Goddess” is all about mother daughter re...
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Ankita Chauhan

May, 2016

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Brilliant, to be honest

I rarely give a five star but this one deserved it. Sensible story-telling in a manner which captivates the reader into the plot and keeps them inside long after the story has been read. Before We Visit the Goddess is a book about three generations of women of the same family - the grandmother, the daughter and the granddaughter.
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Samarpita Sharma

May, 2016

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Awesome

You awesome novel by an Indian author. Narrating the story of three women of different generations, the book keeps You hooked. story of all the three women has been portrayed beautifully intune with their generation, specially of sabitri and Tara.
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Ashwini Suraj

Certified Buyer, Belgaum

Nov, 2016

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Terrific

Filpkart always deliver earlier than the estimated date, which I really love, but this one was lighting fast that I did jumb up when I got the call from the delivery guy.I thought the "out for delivery" message was a technical error, since it was a Sunday. I really loved the surprise!!!
About the product : Fresh copy, very nice design and binding, not even a single wrinkle, that much well packed, good quality pages. As it's the second day, I can't write a review about the story of the book.
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Dr.Telphin C Thomas

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6months ago

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Nice product

great delivery product received in good condition good read
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Flipkart Customer

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Oct, 2019

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Nice product

I really liked this book. This is my first book of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and would love to read all her books after this. I understood many things from this book. I would definitely Suggest reading this book, specially to females.
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Meenal Agarwal

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Apr, 2018

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