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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User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

This book is a good look at India and some of its customs. It also is a gentle tale of self-discovery as Samar falls in love and then finds out the hurt you can open yourself up to when your love is ... Read full review

THE ROMANTICS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A young Indian intellectual's disillusioning experience of the —romantic— ideas that lure Westerners to the East (and vice versa) is plaintively traced in this well-wrought first novel, a compact ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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

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