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    The Lowland  (English, Hardcover, Jhumpa Lahiri)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Random House India
    • ISBN: 9788184003864, 8184003862
    • Edition: 1st, 2013
    • Pages: 352
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    Two continents. Two brothers.  Different ideologies. A love story. A country’s movement and lives spanning over decades, deciphering the map of the human heart. This could be in short the plot of The Lowland, the latest by Jhumpa Lahiri. And yet is a lot more than this. Jhumpa Lahiri’s books are never easy. They may seem an easy read on the surface, however a lot of complex emotions seethe underneath and that is just the case with “The Lowland”.

    Jhumpa’s writing is not only surreal but also very high on the emotional factor. At the same time it isn’t overdone. The emotions are as subtle as the characters. The writing needs to be spoken more about – it is almost like every sentence had to be written or else the novel would be incomplete.

    All one can say is that it is only befitting for her to be on the long and short list of the Booker Prize. If there is one book you must read this year, it has to be this one.

     

    Subhash and Udhayan are brothers who were close as children, but begin to grow apart as they grow older. However, despite the fact that they end up living in two different countries across the globe, their lives are still somehow entwined to each other’s.

    Summary of the Book

    Brothers, Subhash and Udhayan, are inseparable during their childhood. Although, like in most cases, they start to go their separate ways as they grow older. Subhash goes on to pursue a PhD programme in the United States. His brother, however, becomes increasingly interested in the Naxal cause in West Bengal. Still, Subhash’s life abroad sways according to his brother’s acts in the political movement. Udhayan is determined to do all the he can do to shape a better future for his loved ones. In his attempt to do so, he does not realize the tragic consequences of his acts.

    About the Author

    Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian- American author born in Britain. She did her MA in English and a PhD in Renaissance studies from the Boston University. She has authored books such as: The Namesake in 2003 and Interpreter of Maladies in 1999 for which she has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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      • 2013 September
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    A COMPELLING STORY

    A great plot presented in an artistic style.

    "The Lowland" is a well presented work of fiction on the fate of two brothers, Subhash and Udayan, who grow up together in the suburbs of Kolkata. They make a conscious decision in their mid twenties to lead different walks of life which are diametrically opposite to each other.

    The author masterfully depicts the bonding they share with each other, the result of which, they end up sharing the same girl by the name Gauri. The story proceeds fur...
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    Visahan Balasubramanian

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    Writing memory

    A gripping tale competently narrated, Jhumpa Lahiri's new novel, The Lowland leaves you choked with pain. This is a story of return and remembering. The novel begins with the story of two brothers, loving, falling out of love, leaving and returning all during a troubled chapter of Kolkata's history, the Naxalite uprising. Udayan Mitra, the young revolutionary takes in the naxalite uprising with a passion to change the society. Like numerous youth from that era he too falls prey to a misguided...
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    Samyak Ghosh

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    13 Sep, 2013

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    5

    Awesome book. A rare Attempt!!

    Jhumpa lahiri is at her best now. Only the people who have read her previous novels will undestand the dept of it. Its a heart touching story. The writing style the twist an turns really makes you grab the book.
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    Rohan Baste

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    12 Sep, 2013

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    A Very Good Read

    Bijoli Mitra and her husband, their sons, Subhas and Udayan and their wife, Gauri, the brothers’ daughter, Bela and Bela’s daughter, Meghna. Four generations. From the traditional, conservative Kolkata of 60s, convulsed by the ultra-left armed insurgency (or revolution, depending on which side of the fence you belong) to America (and India) of today, techno-savvy, wired, networked, where privacy is something that only Mark Zucherberg is entitled to! It’s a grand sweep.
    Bijoli...
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    SUBROTO DUTTA

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    18 Oct, 2013

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    disappointed

    I found this a very cumbersome read. Interpreter of maladies was a such a fine write with subtle touches here and there. I expected something better. The story felt it was painfully put together.
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    Saket

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    28 Mar, 2014

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    5

    Excellent product

    I bought this item with three other items from different sellers. Got this one first and in 3 days.
    The packaging was very good as usual and the book was wrapped in transparent plastic.
    It was a shame to tear that plastic to read this book.
    And about the book, this one is a page turner for sure. The novel is about two brothers who come of age in the 1950s and 60s in the city of Calcutta. When one of the brothers becomes involved in the Naxalite movement in the late 1960s, their paths diverge ...
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    Shourya Meyur

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    27 Jun, 2014

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    Another Mesmerizing work by Jhumpa Lahiri

    The story starts from a single point, then proceeds in every direction, and then in the last converges to the same in a very beautiful way. All the subplots of the story are very finely woven with each other. Although at some point reader may find the descriptiveness of the certain plots just like the works of Paulo Coelho, the intricacies in which they are done will left you speechless in the last. I can only say that after reading the end of the story, reader will be amused and amazed by th...
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    Chrominance

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    9 Nov, 2013

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    Worst book ever

    It's the worst book I have read in years. The start is very boring. Not that it becomes better later on, but a good start usually keeps the reader interested. For eg Khalid Hosseinis' books always have a good start. It took me more than a month to finish reading this book, and mind you, I am not a slow reader. It is that boring. The characters are dull, the way they are portrayed is also dull. The plot itself is insipid. It's about two brothers having completely different characters and belie...
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    Flipkart Customer

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    28 Dec, 2013

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    Decent product

    Very awkward book. Gloomy setting all over the story. Sometimes I am lost while reading it. It is not a fun book. It has sadness written all over it from start to the end.
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    SAMRAT SARKAR

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    11 Sep, 2017

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    Worth the money

    Worth a read.
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    Sweety Gupta

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    26 Jun, 2017

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