The Hero's Walk

The Hero's Walk

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Author: Anita Rau Badami
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 359
ISBN/UPC (if available): 074755711X


Warm, witty and wise, this is a beautifully written novel from the acclaimed author of Tamarind Mem.

Sripathi Rao's life is as arid as the summers of Toturpuram;, the dusty South Indian town where he lives. All he had wanted was an ordinary life with a solid job land a happy family. But Sripathi has never been a lucky man.

The only thing in his life that Sripathi Rao has been proud of is his talented vibrant daughter Maya. But when Maya marries Alan, a fellow student at her American University, Sripathi angrily cuts off all his ties with her. Then he receives a phone call from Vancouver informing him that daughter and her daughter have been killed in a car crash. All Sripathi is left with are his regrets and Maya's seven-year-old daughter Nandana whom he has never seen.


Wry, wickedly subtle, it reminded me in the lovely luxurious way it surges along of V S Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas
- Margaret Forster

Both restrained and heartbreaking. Perfectly balanced.
- Publishers Weekly Standard Review

Like Rohinton Mistry and Shauna Singh Baldwin, completely readable.
- Toronto Star