Lament of Mohini

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Lament of Mohini

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Gopi Narayan is shocked to discover unbelievable revelations about his own finally and its history is the manuscript of novel by Rangachari, a small-time writer, and sets out to discover how a complete stranger knows so much personal detail. Gopis encounter with the eccentric Rangachari and his audacious novel becomes a journey to the past, his own as well as his familys a return to Chennai, the city where he once lived and, ultimately, to Kilikkara, in rural Kerala, where it all happened. Lament of Mohini is the story of five generations of an aristocratic Kerala family, its loves and hates, and its confrontation with a sobering present. As he maps out the complex and colourful history of the clan, Shreekumar Varma brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters: Kochu Kelu, the indolent partriarch: Sarada of the bustling goodwill and legendary culinary skills Narayanan Namboodiri, who attempts to become part of the aristocratic family he has married into MVR, the romantic poet whose epic turns from a celebration of the loves of gods to those of humans after one magical meeting with a beautiful woman in the dark rooms of a bathhouse and Gopi himselfself-deprecating, well-intentioned and enormously lovable. A grand saga written with great lyricism and rich humour. Lament of Mohini is a brilliant debut.

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Gopi Narayan is shocked to discover unbelievable revelations about his own finally and its history is the manuscript of novel by Rangachari, a small-time writer, and sets out to discover how a complete stranger knows so much personal detail. Gopis encounter with the eccentric Rangachari and his audacious novel becomes a journey to the past, his own as well as his familys a return to Chennai, the city where he once lived and, ultimately, to Kilikkara, in rural Kerala, where it all happened. Lament of Mohini is the story of five generations of an aristocratic Kerala family, its loves and hates, and its confrontation with a sobering present. As he maps out the complex and colourful history of the clan, Shreekumar Varma brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters: Kochu Kelu, the indolent partriarch: Sarada of the bustling goodwill and legendary culinary skills Narayanan Namboodiri, who attempts to become part of the aristocratic family he has married into MVR, the romantic poet whose epic turns from a celebration of the loves of gods to those of humans after one magical meeting with a beautiful woman in the dark rooms of a bathhouse and Gopi himselfself-deprecating, well-intentioned and enormously lovable. A grand saga written with great lyricism and rich humour. Lament of Mohini is a brilliant debut.
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Title Lament of Mohini Height 200 mm
Shreekumar Varma Width
ISBN-13 9780140297300 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140297308 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Pages 330
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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