The Lowland

The Lowland (English, Hardcover, Lahiri Jhumpa)

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The Lowland  (English, Hardcover, Lahiri Jhumpa)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788184003864, 8184003862
    • Pages: 352
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    Two brothers bound by tragedy. A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past. A country torn by revolution. A love that lasts long past death. This extraordinary, emotionally riveting new novel, set in India and America, expands the scope and range of one of our most beloved storytellers: the Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth. Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan—charismatic and impulsive—finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement: he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother’s political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family’s home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind—including those seared in the heart of his brother’s wife. Suspenseful, sweeping, piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return. Shifting among the points of view of a wide range of richly drawn characters, it is at once a page-turner and a work of great beauty and complex emotion; an engrossing family saga with very high stakes; and a story steeped in history that seamlessly spans generations and geographies. A tour de force and an instant classic, this is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.
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    Publication Year
    • September
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    • 222 mm
    Length
    • 138 mm
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    5

    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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    Sep, 2013

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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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    Sep, 2013

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    Nice

    Worth buying...Story is very good
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    utsav singha

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    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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    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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    Oct, 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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    Dec, 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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    Mar, 2014

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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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    Sep, 2017

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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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    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

    Certified Buyer, Pant Nagar

    Nov, 2013

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