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An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy

Label
An atlas of impossible longing
Title
An atlas of impossible longing
Statement of responsibility
Anuradha Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This, the story of three generations of an Indian family, begins in 1907 with the founding of a factory in Songarh, a small provincial town where narrow attitudes prevail. Amulya and Kananbala have two sons and, as their family, house and garden grow, a microcosm of a society develops. A society that is scholarly, eccentric, hide-bound, fraught with drama and destined to self-destruct. The servant boy of the house, Mukunda, a sensitive and intelligent foundling boy orphan who is casteless and without religion, is the very best friend of Bakul, the motherless granddaughter of the house. Mukunda and Bakul spend their days reading the books of Mrs Barnum, their Anglo-Englishwoman neighbour whose life was saved long ago by Bakul's grandmother, Kananbala, the family matriarch who has become demented by loneliness. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, they become aware that their intense closeness is becoming something else, and Bakul's father is warned to separate them. He sends Mukunda to a school in Calcutta, where in the years after Partition he prospers and whence in time he will return to rediscover all that he has lost.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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386584
Cataloging source
DLC
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Roy, Anuradha
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.4.R693
LC item number
A85 2011
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Orphans
  • India
  • India
  • Bengal (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Maclehose Press, 2008
  • Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781451608625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010019362
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o614988993
  • (OCoLC)614988993
Label
An atlas of impossible longing, Anuradha Roy
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Maclehose Press, 2008
  • Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9781451608625
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010019362
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o614988993
  • (OCoLC)614988993

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