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LAST WAVE  (English, Paperback, Sekhsaria, Pankaj)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789351361916, 9351361918
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    Ever the aimless drifter, Harish finds the anchor his life needs in a chance encounter with members of the ancient and threatened - Jarawa community-the 'original people' of the Andaman Islands and its tropical rain forests. As he observes the slow but sure destruction of everything the Jarawa require for their survival, Harish is moved by a need to understand, to do something. His unlikely friend and partner on this quest is uncle Pame, a seventy-year-old Karen boatman whose father was brought to the islands from Burma by the British in the 1920s.

    The islands also bring him to Seema, a 'local born'-a descendant of the convicts who were lodged in the infamous cellular jail of port Blair. Seema has seen the world, but unlike most educated islanders of her generation, she has decided to return home. Harishs earnestness, his fascination and growing love for the islands, their shared attempt to understand the Jarawa and the loss of her own first love, all draw Seema closer to Harish.

    As many things seem to fall in place and parallel journeys converge, an unknown contender appears-the giant tsunami of December 2004. The last wave is a story of lost loves, but also of a culture, a community, an ecology poised on the sharp edge of time and history.
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    • 0.79 Inches (US)
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    • 7.8 Inches (US)
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    • 5.08 in
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    nice weekend read which will incite many to think about problems of sharing space with jarwas and nature

    important issues relating to human-jungle interface dealt with in a plain manner. this makes people who have no idea about the complexities about this major issue get a simplistic overview of the whole situation. but the style of writing is not very mature and the romantic/morontic elements are uncalled for....instead of the romance, the author should have looked more at the role of local and national politics and also benefits of tourism... environmental issues such as scarcity of water and ...
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    Tuhin Banerji

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    Felt like travelling to the beautiful islands

    A book like this cannot be written in a hurry and that is evident as you leaf through it, pages after pages, reading about the inticacies of people on the tiny cluster of islands that's lured many a mainlanders through ages. The story though fictional, is grounded in facts. It takes you through the complex issues involving rights of Jarawa tribes (and alluding to the other tribe, The Great Andamanese, that has been pushed to the brink of extinction in a similar manner) and the multi-hued sett...
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    Soma Ateesh Tripathi

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    read on the Island

    perhaps one of our best authorities on the Andaman Island decides to write a novel. excellent in portraying the challenges and issues of the island that has a mini-civilizational clash of its own for a long time now.

    somehow the later part of the novel i have not found time to finish though, still the last few pages are to be done.

    if you are interested in the Island and are fine with reading it in an informal manner, here is the introductory book for you.
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    Rama Subramanian

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    Jul, 2014

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