The Romantics

The Romantics

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Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: IndiaInk
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 275
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186939059


A profoundly moving story of love and delusion. The Romantics is a stunning debut.

The Romantics tell the story of Samar, a young graduate from Allahabad, restless within his uncertain society and fracturing cast system, who escapes a future of small time jobs to live in the holy city of Benares and loose himself in books and solitude. But far from offering him undistracted existence, the city forces all his silent desires into the light.

Miss West, an English expatriate, introduces him to a world of bewildering otherness: idealist Americans, Buddhist converts, and Catherine, the Frenchwoman who will ultimately destroy his isolation and equanimity.

With his wonderfully vivid and unsentimental prose Mishra capture the inner turmoil of people forced to adjust to an ever-changing world.