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  - Cmcream - Borders

Again, read this book from a list of recommended readings from the 1900s and once again struck out. I had to re-rent this book out from the library 3 times just so that I could finish it although I ... Read full review

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Well, it was my second book from Pankaj Mishra.The first one was Butter Chicken in Ludhiana and I liked it. I started The Romantics as my first read of the year with high expectations.But the book ... 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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