Saraswati Park

Saraswati Park Reading Saraswati Park Author Anjali Joseph Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Mohan, A Middle Aged Letter Writer Sits Under A Banyan Tree In Fort, Furnishing Missives For Village Migrants, Disenchanted Lovers, And When Pickings Are Slim, Filling In Money Order Forms But Mohan S True Passion Is Collecting Second Hand Books And He S Particularly Attached To Novels With Marginal Annotations.

  • 4.3
  • 6957
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • Paperback
  • 262 pages
  • 0007360770
  • Saraswati Park
  • Anjali Joseph

10 thoughts on “Saraswati Park

  1. Syl says:

    It was an enjoyable read I love such languid, easy paced , middle class Indian existence of ordinary people their hopes, disappointments , desires, achievements , frienships, insecurities etc Te story revolves around Mohan small time letter writer an obscure occupation with a secret desire to be a writer, his wife Lakshmi and his nephew Ashish who is forced to stay with them to complete his education Ashish has a secret to hide and Mohan fears that his wife is slowly but steadily drif It was an enjoyable read I love such languid, e...

  2. Indrani Sen says:

    A fine novel with well written characters I loved the Mumbai the writer has created The middle class middle aged couple Mohan and Lakshmi are so real that you feel you have known them all your life and start worrying about their problems like you would for your relatives Especially endearing is Mohan s love for books and his introspective nature The boy Ashish, sensitive and intelligent wins you over with his vulnerabilities Even the smaller characters like Satish, Narayan, Mayank, Madhavi, A fine novel with well written characters I loved the Mumbai the writer has created The middle class middle aged couple Mohan and Lakshmi are so real that you feel you have known them all your life and start worrying about their problems like you wo...

  3. Girish says:

    Saraswati Park is a warm, beautiful and simple book that is as much a post card of Bombay life as it is of the new middle class The book is set with normal people dealing with ennui of life, burden of buried aspirations and want of love Mohan and Lakshmi are the middle aged couple who have completed their duty to their children and endure the burden of routine Mohan s world of second hand books, wish to write, and the dying occupation of letter writing is filled with silences and words uns...

  4. TC says:

    It took me a few tries to get into this book, and only by plowing through the first six chapters or so did I finally start to find myself interested in the characters enough that reading became less of a chore It was around that mark, too, that I finally understood that this was really just meant to unfold like a parlor drama on public television it s just a little story of a few unremarkable middle class lives in modern Mumbai Its emotional impact is probably greater the closer one knows tha It took me a few tries to get into this book, and only by plowing through the first six chapters or so did I finally start to find myself interested in the characters enough that reading became less of a chore It was around that mark, too, that I finally understood that this was really just meant to unfold like a parlor dram...

  5. Smita Beohar says:

    Saraswati Park is the story of Mahesh A letter writer by profession, his life is bound by a set routine which includes waking up early, making tea for him wife, getting ready, taking the local for V.T etc He derives small pleasure by visiting the street vendors who sell 2nd hand books at Fountain area He is passionate about collecting 2nd hand books, a habit which irritates his wife Lakshmi He is shocked out his reverie when the street vendors are thrown out by the municipality but be Saraswati Park is the story of Mahesh A letter writer by profession, his life is bound by a set routine which includes waking up early, making tea for him wife, getting ready, taking the local for V.T etc He derives small pleasure by visiting the street vendors who sell 2nd hand books at Fountain area He is passionate about collecting 2nd hand books, a habit which irritates his wife Lakshmi He is shocked out his reverie when the street vendors are thrown out by the municipality but before he could mull over the loss there are much bigger changes waiting to happen in his life.Mohan Lakshmi are joined by his nephew With his parents moving out to another city, Ashish moves in with his uncle aunt to finish off his final year graduation He comes with a package Confused about his sexuality Ashish gets into a relationship with his class mate only to be dumped later He gets into another relationship but doesn t know what the future holds f...

  6. Neha says:

    Ever wondered the role of Middle class in fiction Who wants to read about an ordinary person with ordinary life Everyone wants to read about the rich who have scandales or insufficiences in so seemingly perfect life or the poor who hav...

  7. Martha Mernagh says:

    A gentle read, never too taxing A story about a disruption within a family, but you never really feel like the events that cause the disruption are worthy of a novel I got to the end of the book and thought to myself Nothing really happened I...

  8. Mathis Bailey says:

    I ve read this over the weekend It was fast and simple I didn t expect the male on male romance, which the synopsis does a great job of concealing The premise takes place during the monsoon season in India, and it follows a middle class Indian boy who is flunking college He is sent to live with his uncle and aunt to get put on the right track While there, he falls into an unre...

  9. Christina McLain says:

    Loved loved loved this book There must be something in the water as I have never read a book by a South Asian writer I haven t loved Having said that, this was special Set in a middle class area of Bombay where everything and nothing happens, this is a story of the things we never say to each other, of unrequited love and longings as well as a depiction of the unfulfilled dreams and desires of all of us Mohan is a middle aged man who wants to be a writer His long suffering wife finally reac Loved loved loved this book There must be something in the water as...

  10. Andrew Smith says:

    Saraswati Park could be seen as a novel about how the exterior a sharply felt sense of place informs and affects the emotions and ideas of our interior lives And vice versa The author is meticulous in describing each character s surroundings, so that we can actually smell what they smell, hear what they hear, and vividly see what they see But at the same time she links these acutely felt physical sensations to precise feelings and or thoughts The pleasureable result is that we keenly fee Saraswati Park could be seen as a novel about how the exterior a sharply felt sense of place informs and affects the emotions and ideas of our interior lives And vice versa The author is meticulous in describing each character s surroundings, so that we can actually smell what they smell, hear what they hear, and vividly see what they see But at the same time she...

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