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    The Folded Earth (English, Paperback, Anuradha Roy)

    The Folded Earth  (English, Paperback, Anuradha Roy)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • ISBN: 9789350094730, 9350094738
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 272
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    Description

    In a remote town in the Himalaya, Maya tries to put behind her a time of great sorrow. By day she teaches in a school and at night she types up drafts of a magnum opus by her landlord, a relic of princely India known to all as Diwan Sahib. Her bond with the eccentric scholar and her friendship with a village girl, Charu, seem to offer her the chance of a new life in Ranikhet, where lush hills meet clear skies. As Maya finds out, no refuge is remote or small enough. The world she has come to love, where people are connected with nature, is endangered by the town’s new administration. The impending elections are hijacked by powerful outsiders who sow division and threaten the future of her school. Charu begins to behave strangely, and Maya soon understands that a new boy in the neighbourhood may be responsible for changes in her friend. When Diwan Sahib’s nephew arrives to set up his trekking company on their estate, she is drawn to him despite herself, but his disappearances into the mountains evoke painful echoes of the past. By turns poetic, elegiac and comic, The Folded Earth is a many-layered and powerful narrative about characters struggling with their pasts – a novel that poignantly reveals the strange shapes that India’s religious and social conflicts can assume even on distant mountain tops.

    About The Author
    Anuradha Roy
    was educated in Calcutta and Cambridge. She has worked as a publisher and a journalist and is now an editor at Permanent Black. She was the winner of the Picador-Outlook Non-fiction Prize in 2004 and her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing, was shortlisted for the Crossword Award and has been translated into thirteen languages across the world. The Folded Earthis its eagerly awaited successor.

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      • Hachette India
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
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      • Anuradha Roy
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      • 7.8 Inches (US)
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    An absolutely wonderful book. Flows beautifully and impossible to put down till the finish ! Vivid imagery, realistic characters, you can actually feel the setting that she creates for her story. Am looking to read her first book now.
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