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Boats On Land (English, Paperback, Pariat Janice)

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Boats On Land  (English, Paperback, Pariat Janice)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788184005028, 8184005024
    • Pages: 296
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    Description

    This book is a collection of short stories that are based on the lives of the people in the North East region of India.

    Summary of the Book

    This book provides readers a different perception of the North East region in India. It gives us a larger picture and historical details of the life during the British rule, the world wars, missionaries and converting people to Christianity. Their world is filled with the presence of folklore and belief in the supernatural. In all of these stories, we can see the political and social unrest that were a major part of the people’s lives. Read about the girl who dreams of being a firebird one day, and the man who can shift his shape to that of a tiger.

    About Janice Pariat

    Janice Pariat is a writer from Shillong, and is based between the UK and India. She is the recipient of the Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar Award 2013 for Boats on Land. Her work, including poetry, fiction and articles on art and culture, has featured in a wide number of national magazines and newspapers. She edits Pyrta, an online literary journal, and spends her time walking city streets in search of stories.

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    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    Gripping and oddly interesting!

    Boats on Land is a unique collection of 15 unusual short stories, covering mysterious, different and interesting themes.

    Beautiful writing style and crisp narration are the highlight of the book, that create lovely imagery. Stories are gripping and oddly interesting!

    Overall, an interesting read. Recommended for every book lover and a must read for those who like reading short stories. Waiting for the author's next book.
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    Tarang

    Jan, 2014

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    Bewitching and exquisite!

    The book takes you on a journey, through the mighty rivers, through the beautiful and poignant hills, through the inextricably entwined magic, through the rains and the grass, and eyes of the people.
    This is not a book for light reading. Words have been used beautifully. Language astute. Not many Indian authors these days write so alluringly or gracefully.
    Yet there is a vast sadness in each story, you cannot but help feel a bit forlorn.
    Nevertheless, a magnificent book which tells us the l...
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    Gunjan Sen

    Nov, 2012

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    Fresh

    The writing style is unarguably beautiful, i decided to order the book after reading the article Boats on Land in the Caravan Magazine. The writer's amazing description of Northeast India is a must read.
    It takes you on a journey you'll never want to end.
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    Pratyay Modi

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    Oct, 2012

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    Not recommended at all

    Book price mentioned on Flipkart was more than the printed price. No problems with the book itself. Avoid the seller.
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    Swagatam Nath

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    Oct, 2018

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    Excellent language and excellent book

    Pretty awesome read. A must buy for night time reads or when travelling.
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Jul, 2017

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    5

    Great narrative!!!

    For me also I came across Janice Pariat via Caravan Magazine, which had featured one of the stories from this book. The work is great. I loved the narrative style. I decided to order the book after I read at Caravan Mag.

    Great read!!!
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    Bikashbhandary Chetry

    Oct, 2012

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    Wonderful

    happy with the product
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    Debanjali Kar

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    A great read

    Boats on Land takes you on a walk through the lives of the people of Shillong from one generation to the next. Lives that are highlighted by experiences wrapped in love, fear, hope and at times myth. Truly memorable and worth the read.
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    Samuel Sawian

    Nov, 2012

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    Not at all satisfied, never ever before there was such inordinate delay.

    Sorry to say this is the first ever bad experience I had with flipkart, status report suggest that the item has been packed and expected to be delivered by 28th. this status report remains the same till today.
    I would prefer to cancel this order, please do the needful.
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    Dr. Robin dutta.

    Jun, 2014

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