✻ Leelas Book Author Alice Albinia – Valtrex-4.us

Leelas Book Leela Alluring, Taciturn, Haunted Is Moving Back To Delhi From New York She Knows Her Return Will Unsettle Precariously Balanced Lives Twenty Two Years Ago Her Sister Was Seduced By Vyasa, A Young University Lecturer Now An Eminent Sanskrit Scholar, Vyasa Is Preparing For The Unlikely Marriage Of His Son, Ash, To The Child Of A Hindu Nationalist Compounding Leela S Disruptive Presence, Ash S Hedonistic Twin Sister Bharati Arrives From London, Reluctantly Leaving Her Cosmopolitan University Life To See Ash Married Ash, Meanwhile, Has Fallen In Love With His Brother In Law To Be.Gleefully Presiding Over The Drama Is Ganesh Divine, Elephant Headed Scribe Of India S Great Epic, The Mahabharata The Family Patriarchs May Think They Have Arranged The Wedding For Their Own Selfish Ends, But According To Ganesh It Is He Who Is Directing Events In A Bid To Save Leela, His Beloved Heroine, From His Devious Enemy Vyasa.Turning To Fiction After An Award Winning Travel Book, Alice Albinia Has Written A Brilliantly Playful And Genre Defying First Novel Ambitious And Entertaining, Leela S Book Weaves A Tale Of Contemporary Delhi That Crosses Religious And Social Boundaries, Reaching Back Into The Origins Of The Mahabharata Itself.

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Leelas Book
  • Alice Albinia
  • English
  • 23 April 2017
  • 9781846553745

    10 thoughts on “ ✻ Leelas Book Author Alice Albinia – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    Note Some spoilers are mixed in below, so if you don t like them, or are likely to read this in the near future, I suggest you don t read on This was an interesting concept This novel plays on the history of the Mahabarata, and the theory that the Gahesha as a scribe content was a later addition to the original writing Ganesha becomes a character narrator, who plays a role explaining a second layer of background to the novel The primary story revolves around Leela, returning to Delhi after years in New York, to attend the wedding of her husband s niece, but is forced to face up to her past including the death of her poet sister, her sister s husband Vyasa, and her niece nephew This plays out to a complex Indian family drama, with many characters, and some twists and turns It addresses such themes as inter religious relationships, same sex relationships, politics and academia, and the juxtaposition of ancient religious rites and internet chatrooms.For me it was successful concept, but I found it led to far too much foreshadowing of the story it made it fairly easy to predict some of the larger outcomes by halfway through the book.Notwithstanding this, the characters were interesting and amusing, there were lots of them, but they played their role and then faded into the background although were somewhat unresolved due to this Without the second layer of depth, I suspect the story would probably have been insufficien...


  2. says:

    Leela s Book is a wonderful story of families which intertwines Indian mythology and the modern day complexities of life in Delhi The tale of Leela and her sister Meera weaves through time until their final story is told Throughout the novel, Albinia provides a detailed background of India, from the gritty slums and open sewers to the intoxicating smells of the gardens and family celebration of the upper class She does an amazing job of drawing the rea...


  3. says:

    The most accurate and candid depiction of the elite, the bourgeoisie, and the impoverished of India, through its labyrinthine and cavernous tales involving innumerable characters This is, The Grand Budapest Hotel times three, serious What , the use of colonial English, typ...


  4. says:

    I initially didn t like this book, but as the story developed it became much interesting and entertaining I m not sure if I agree that the characters in the story were strong or had many attributes that were worth emulating, but the twists were somewhat surprising and I enjoyed it at the end I do ...


  5. says:

    This is novel about modern India and the force that the past exerts on it The prose is beautiful and a joy to read The plot, though far fetched there is a god who narrates small portions of the book , is very entertaining I found the ending perfectly crafted.


  6. says:

    This is the story of two families who are about to be joined in marriage It is a love match vs an arranged marriage and the events are carefully planned and the guests chosen from the finest of their friends and colleagues Leela left India for New York City years before never returning It was her one request of her husband and he has honored it until this wedding He tells Leela that it is time to return to Delhi for the festivities and reluctantly she agrees.The story combines the story of the God, Ganesh with the modern day characters leading to a very surprising climax The setting is an important part of the story and the descriptions of the neighborhoods, the smells, the foods, the birds makes you feel as though you have been there yourself I should add that I found the beginning of the book hard to read and enjoy After the first 100 pages, I ad...


  7. says:

    I started Leela s Book unimpressed having recently finished reading Tharoor s The Great Indian Novel and Seth s Unsuitable Boy, the familiarity of premise and theme failed to flatter what I was reading of Albinia s text I surmised that she, too, must have read these two renown novels prior to writing this particular novel Then she redeemed herself Leela s Book is an intelligent treatise juxtaposing epic, myth, religion and politics as we come to expect with Indian themed novels, I guess however she tickles the reader in a very...


  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this and will be looking forward to reading from this author The only thing that I had a problem with while reading was keeping the characters and families straight


  9. says:

    Cuando los dioses escriben el libro del destino es uno de esos libros con tantas pretensiones que se queda en un intento de muchas cosas sin llegar a ser un logro de ninguna de ellas Todav a me estoy preguntando qu nos quer a contar la autora.La novela est escrita por una enamorada de la India que supongo pretende hacernos llegar una parte de su cultura y de su propia fascinaci n As entremezcla en la narraci n dioses de la pica india y algunas de sus leyendas pero lo hace en un batiburrillo tal que los occidentales, ajenos a esa cultura, no podemos encontrar tierra firme d nde asentarnos y acabamos perdidos en una narraci n embarullanda El libro adem s est lleno de palabras en hindi o bengal , imposible saberlo, que se supone debemos ir consultando en un glosario que se encuentra al final de la novela Obligar al lector a semejante ejercicio hace la lectura a n m s tediosa.Junto a las referencias mitol gicas, la obra narra la historia de dos familias que se ver n unidas gracias a un matrimonio Nos habla de los problemas y desavenencias de los diferentes personajes, de su pasado y c...


  10. says:

    I liked many elements of this book very much for instance, the author shows how religion in India is just as fraught with fundamentalists their adoration of holy writings atheists their endless feuding as the US Also I got a glimpse of how Hindu Muslim cultures simultaneously blend together fight constantly...

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