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When travel writer Christopher Stewart arrives at a riverside resort in Kerala, India to meet Koman, Radha's uncle and a famous dancer, he enters a world of masks and repressed emotions. From their first meeting, both Radha and her uncle are drawn to the enigmatic young man with his cello and his incessant questions about the past. The triangle quickly excludes Shyam, Radha's husband, who can only watch helplessly as she embraces Chris with a passion that he has never been able to draw from her. Also playing the role of observer-­participant is Koman; his life story, as it unfolds, captures all the nuances and contradictions of the relationships being made--­and unmade--­in front of his eyes.­From BooklistLushly infused with Hindu mysticism and potently imbued with volcanic emotions of fury, contempt, fear, and wonder, Nair's spirited tale of forbidden love set in contemporary India mirrors the radiance and majesty of the traditional Indian dance form known as kathakali. The presence . . .

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Read this fascinating myth from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, each e-­singles edition brings alive these enchanting and...

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"Nair writes big, brave descriptions of one brutal murder after the next, relentlessly describing each death even as sub-­inspector Santosh loses his breakfast over them.­"—­Time OutIt's the first day of Ramadan in heat-­soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city.­What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman—­but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds with those around him including his wife, his colleagues, even the informers he must deal with. More corpses and Urmila, Gowda's ex-­flame, are added to this spicy concoction of a mystery novel.­Most intriguing is the grim world of Bhuvana. Her hijra fantasies,...

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Bangalore, la cosmopolite Silicon Valley indienne, s'apprête à célébrer la première nuit du Ramadan. Le quartier musulman de Shivaji Nagar brille de mille feux lorsqu'un jeune prostitué est attaqué et brulé vif dans une ruelle sordide... Confiée à...

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Nell’India del XVII secolo vive e commercia Idris, mercante somalo ed «eterno viaggiatore alla ricerca dei confini della terra e dell’uomo». Arrivato nel Malabar in occasione dei festeggiamenti in onore dello zamorin, nel grande tumulto di quei giorni incontra Kandavar, un ragazzino di nove anni, e capisce subito che è suo figlio, il figlio che non sapeva di avere, frutto di una fugace relazione proibita. Idris vuole imparare a conoscere Kandavar e provare a insegnargli quello che sa, nel tentativo di sottrarlo al destino della sua casta, quello di diventare un guerriero suicida. Ma soffocare la propria natura è impossibile, e Idris deve imbarcarsi di nuovo, questa volta insieme a Kandavar – senza però rivelargli di essere suo padre –, per un lungo viaggio costellato di luoghi e persone che segneranno il loro futuro. L’incontro con Thilothamma, una donna fiera e libera come lui, fa scoprire a Idris per la prima volta il desiderio di fermarsi e di mettere radici, ponendolo di . . .

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Meera is happily submerged in the role of corporate wife and cookbook writer. Then, one day, her husband fails to come home. Overnight, Meera, disoriented and emotionally fragile, becomes responsible not just for her two children, but also her mother, grandmother and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore.­A few streets away, Professor J.­A. Krishnamurthy or Jak, cyclone studies expert, has recently returned from Florida, to care for his nineteen-­year-­old daughter, the victim of a tragic accident. What happened on her holiday in a small beachside village? The police will not help, Smriti’s friends have vanished, and a wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident. But Jak cannot rest until he gets to the truth.­Meera and of Jak's paths intertwine as they uncover the truth about the secrets of their pasts and the promise of the future. The Lilac House is a sweeping story of redemption, forgiveness and second chances. Review"Dazzlingly alive and . . .

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Read this fascinating myth from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, each e-­singles edition brings alive these enchanting and...

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