Author: Richard Crasta
ISBN/UPC (if available): 819013826X
In this delightful and irreverent tale of growing up in India, Richard Crasta captures with wit and warmth the fetishes of a young Indian for food, sex and all things American. An Earlier, somewhat shorter, version of this book, was published as The Revised Kama Sutra.
PRAISE FOR THE REVISED KAMA SUTRA
Gritty..makes India an everyday place in the Western's mind.
=The New York Times
Exuberant, unabashed picaresque novel .. Indefatigable good humor transcends the personal to stand for the contradictions and struggles of India as a whole. Considerable, irreverent charm.
A craftsman of letters. Hilarious. Almost read it nonstop.
A Dickensian tale of a young boy's travails, a comic-sexual odyssey, and a modern Joycean anti-novel. Rabelaisian.
=The Times of India
Delightfully witty..brilliant..unputdownable. A sheer pleasure.
An Indian novel with a different..an entertaining romp of a novel, with the Hindu culture and at odds with Western sexual freedom. A startling change from A Suitable Boy, Heat and Dust, or the Man-Eater of Malgudi.
=Publishing News, UK
Delightful .. Unpretentious. Such pleasurable reading.
= Financial Express
Manages from the first page to overturn most of our expectations of what the Indian novel should be .. He gives us a different India, a surprising and refreshing one. The book is clever, funny, lighthearted, readable and sexy, rampant, riotous, Rabelaisian. An utterly original voice.
=John Saddler, Transworld Publishers.
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The Beginnings of Sorrow
The Aunt Who Loved Water Sports
The Water of Life
The Frayed Patriarch
The Five Pillars of Oppression
Low Living, High Thinking
How to Succeed
Love in the Region of Filaria
The Road to a Woman's heart
Kiss Kiss Kill Kill
Love's Labors Lost
Narrator's Whimsical Glossary