The Age of Shiva

The Age of Shiva

A Novel

Book - 2007
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The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love--"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him. It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences. Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2007]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780393333633
9780393065695
Branch Call Number: SUR
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 24 cm

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Jan 18, 2017

This book was a little harder to process than the previous two, City of Devi and Death of Vishnu, that I read but is a lovely read nonetheless. Amazing discriptions of things and a slow but thorough plot development. Glad to have come across Manil Suri. His images will remain with me a very long time.

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