THE PURPLE LINE

THE PURPLE LINE (English, Paperback, Purushotham, Priyamvada N)

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THE PURPLE LINE  (English, Paperback, Purushotham, Priyamvada N)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789350291382, 935029138X
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    The year is 1982, the place Madras. Mrinalini sixteen something and swinging moons about the school lab, studying poetry instead of chemistry. And then one day, when she cuts open her first frog in zoology class and sees the ovaries floating in the water like wings, she decides to become a gynaecologist.

    Two decades later, within the intimate world of her consultation room, she unearths the stories of six unlikely women whose lives are intertwined without them knowing it: the burqa-clad Zubeida who finds solace in front of the neighbours television and the sari-clad Megha who cannot rest until she has a boy; Tulsi, the budding artist who stands upside down after sex and Anjolie, the fading artist whose splendour lingers wherever she goes; Pooja, the-sixteen-year-old who fell in love and got into trouble and Leela, the twenty-one-year-old who has never fallen because you would have to run with all your heart to fall. As they labour and love, captivate and collide, Mrinalinis own life takes on a deeper significance.

    Sensuous, heartbreaking and hilarious,The Purple Lineis above all an audacious exploration of womanhood.

    About the Author
    Priyamvada N. Purushotham was born in Chennai and has lived in many Indian cities. She has worked as a copywriter at Ogilvy and Mather and taught French and theatre at the Alliance Franaise de Madras. She now lives in Boston, Massachusetts. This is her first novel.
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    Such Beautiful writing

    wonderfully woman oriented.. much enjoyable.. portrays my madras like a poem.
    Such a soul satisfying read.The characters are such that every woman will relate to all or most of their thoughts and issues..
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    Upasana Luthra

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    Aug, 2012

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    Lively story, nicely told!

    This intriguingly title novel is the story of Mrinalini, Sanskrit for 'an assembly of lotuses' who is born in Madras who grows up a artist at heart with an equal love for literature and science. It is a gynaecologist she grows up to be, and returns to a changing Chennai from the UK after training there. She sets up her clinic in her ancestral house in Mylapore.
    Into her life and clinic enter six women, Zubeida, Tulsi, Leela, Pooja, Megha and Anjolie with their different set of problems. How m...
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    srinivas chari

    Jul, 2012

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