Dangerous Pursuits

Dangerous Pursuits  (English, Hardcover, Namjoshi Suniti)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780670096756, 067009675X
  • Pages: 240
Humankind's unrelenting mistreatment of our planet has finally led to a seemingly futile awareness of our acute shortage of time. What separates us from an oblivion preceded by excruciating pain and strife? The characters of this unique book, inspired by legends from lore and literature alike, pursue paths they believe are best for them and for their world. They are unaware of the flaws that distort their dreams. Divided into three parts, Suniti Namjoshi's Dangerous Pursuits turns righteousness and virtue upon their heads, making for an irreverent and ruminative exploration of the beginning of the end of the world. In "Bad People", Ravana, Shupi and Kumbh deflect the world from its destructive course, but perfection remains a distant dream. Ravana, of course, belongs to epic; but how does he fit into the twenty-first century? With the help of Grandma Ketumati's balm, these three 'bad' people outwit our contemporary villains. In "Heart's Desire", an old woman seeks to make a bargain with the devil, but the devil isn't interested, and she finds herself stuck with two angels instead. She and the angels do their best, but the old woman learns that the heart's desires aren't all that she had expected. And in "The Dream Book", based on The Tempest, Caliban, Miranda, Prospero and the rest find that their dreams clash and are as pretty and pitiless as glass shards. Yet, each time their dreams crack, they dream again, reckless in this dangerous pursuit.
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Book Details
  • Penguin
  • 222 mm
  • 138 mm
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