A River Sutra

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 23, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
8 Reviews
With imaginative lushness and narrative elan, Mehta provides a novel that combines Indian storytelling with thoroughly modern perceptions into the nature of love--love both carnal and sublime, treacherous and redeeming. "Conveys a world that is spiritual, foreign, and entirely accessible."--Vanity Fair. Reading tour.


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A Government official in India is in charge of a Government Rest House--a sort of inn. He is told stories about various individuals: a Jain monk previously from a wealthy family; a music teacher; a ... Read full review

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An office-worker turned inn-keeper is the central character. He runs a guesthouse on the banks of the Narmada River, India's holiest river. The stories are told by his guests. Lush, beautiful writing. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
42
Section 4
53
Section 5
90
Section 6
99
Section 7
109
Section 8
138
Section 11
172
Section 12
191
Section 13
201
Section 14
227
Section 15
237
Section 16
257
Section 17
283
Section 18
293

Section 9
149
Section 10
162

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About the author (2011)

Gita Mehta is the author of the bestselling books Karma Cola, Raj, A River Sutra, and Snakes and Ladders. She divides her time between New York, London, and India.

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