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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Welcome to Kittur, India. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads between the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and the poets and the prophets of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed.

A series of sketches that together form a blinding, brilliant, and brave mosaic of Indian life as it is lived in a place called Kittur, Between the Assassinations, with all the humor, sympathy, and unflinching candor of The White Tiger, enlarges our understanding of the world we live in today.

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Adiga provides both a chronological and geographical framework for this collection of stories, a prequel to his Man Booker-winning "The White Tiger" (2008). The stories take place during the years between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.--"Booklist."

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Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for Time magazine, he has also been published in the Financial Times. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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writermala, June 20, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
Aravind Adiga, who won the Man Booker prize with his "The White Tiger," does not disappoint his readers of 'Between the Assassinations.' Readers of the Indian diaspora and readers in India will smile knowingly while others read on with shock the descriptions of rampant corruption in India. The author uses exaggeration for emphasis and ends up with very readable prose.
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ISBN:
9781439153161
Author:
Adiga, Aravind
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Kittur (India) - Economic conditions
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.025 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Adiga provides both a chronological and geographical framework for this collection of stories, a prequel to his Man Booker-winning "The White Tiger" (2008). The stories take place during the years between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.--"Booklist."
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