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  - librorumamans - LibraryThing

Sumptuously written, this bildungsroman set in northern India in the 1990s has echoes of Maugham and Waugh, but is its own book and is well worth the read. Read full review

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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

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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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