The Romantics: A Novel

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Pan Macmillan, 2001 - Benares (India) - 277 pages
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A first novel set in contemporary India, this book describes how Samar, a young Brahmin, escapes a future of small-town jobs to live in Benares, losing himself in books and solitude. Here, he meets Catherine, a French woman who stands at the centre of the events which destroy his equanimity.

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Samar is a young student who has relocated to Benares, a holy pilgrimage site for Hindus. Samar's move there is an intellectual and emotional pilgrimage that will allow him to explore who he is and ... Read full review

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Pankaj Mishra is currently editing an anthology of contemporary Indian writers. He divides his time between New Delhi & Simla.

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