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The Resource The way things were : a novel, Aatish Taseer

The way things were : a novel, Aatish Taseer

Label
The way things were : a novel
Title
The way things were
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Aatish Taseer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An absorbing family saga set amid the commotion of the last forty years of Indian history, The Way Things Were opens with the death of Toby, the Maharaja of Kalasuryaketu, a Sanskritist who has not set foot in India for two decades. Moving back and forth across three sections, between today's Delhi and the 1970s, '80s, and '90s in turn, the novel tells the story of a family held at the mercy of the times. A masterful interrogation of the relationships between past and present and among individual lives, events, and culture, Aatish Taseer's The Way Things Were takes its title from the Sanskrit word for history, itihasa, whose literal translation is "the way things indeed were." Told in prose that is at once intimate and panoramic, and threaded through with Sanskrit as central metaphor and chorus, this is a hugely ambitious and important book, alive to all the commotion of the last forty years but never losing its brilliant grasp on the current moment"--
Summary
"An absorbing family saga set amid the commotion of the last forty years of Indian history"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435151
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taseer, Aatish
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The way things were : a novel, Aatish Taseer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn899073410
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
565 pages
Isbn
9780865478244
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014049064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899073410
Label
The way things were : a novel, Aatish Taseer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn899073410
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
565 pages
Isbn
9780865478244
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014049064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899073410

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