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ISBN: 1408809834
Author: Tishani Doshi
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.; First Edition edition (April 4, 2011)
Pages: 320
Category: Literary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 997
Size Fb2: 1255 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. August, 1968: Babo Patel arrives in London from Madras, with curly hair, jhill mill teeth and dreams of becoming a success. When he meets the beautiful.

Tishani Doshi is a poet and dancer based in Madras, India. Her first collection of poetry, Countries of the Body, won the Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection in 2006. The Pleasure Seekers is her first novel. Библиографические данные. The Pleasure Seekers.

The poet Tishani Doshi has written a beguiling first novel: a gentle, funny and readable tribute to her parents' . This is an intensely charming and sweet-natured book, though some notes are struck more confidently than others.

The poet Tishani Doshi has written a beguiling first novel: a gentle, funny and readable tribute to her parents' marriage. Her Welsh mother and Indian father are here fictionalised as Siân Jones, the beautiful gap-toothed girl from North Wales working as a London office temp in the 60s, and Babo, the naive boy from Madras, new in town, who to the consternation of his family falls hard for Siân, his head already spinning with the forbidden novelties of alcohol and meat.

The Pleasure Seekers book. Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, plunges into fiction for the first time with this tender and uplifting debut. Meet the Patel-Joneses-Babo, Sian, Mayuri, and Bean-in their.

The disaster of Chotu’s ‘in lieu of’ European holiday was something only Ba could have predicted, and did. On the morning of his return, Ba had another dream. This time the serpent Ananta rose from the ocean with an aeroplane wing in its mouth, and Bean was astride its thick neck, trying to throttle it with her knees.

Indira Varma reads from Tishani Doshi's comic and tender novel about four generations of the Patel-Joneses, inspired by her own Welsh-Gujurati background. Short stories to keep. The fiction podcast featuring the best stories from the UK's finest writers. Get closer to books with in-depth articles and radio & TV highlights.

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Tishani Doshi at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010

Tishani Doshi at the Brooklyn Book Festival. 1975-12-09) 9 December 1975 (age 44) Madras, India. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010.

Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, plunges into fiction for the first time with . Visit Tishani at tishanidoshi.

Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, plunges into fiction for the first time with this tender and uplifting debut inspired by the lives of her Welsh mother and Indian father. I had the sense that, despite her humorous and compassionate insights into the travails of their marriage, and quite apart from what the biographical reality may or may not have been, there are some messy, inglorious banalities of married life that remain out of reach.

The Pleasure Seekers - Tishani Doshi. PART ONE. Sylvan Lodge. Prem Kumar indulged in this dreaming even as he sat solemnly beneath the sign that he had lovingly tacked above his current desk in his early idealistic years

August, 1968: Babo Patel arrives in London from Madras, with curly hair, jhill mill teeth and dreams of becoming a success. When he meets the beautiful, auburn-haired Sian Jones, he falls in love instantly. She, like him, is in search of something bigger than what the home she left behind can offer. But when Babo's parents learn of his intention to marry 'some girl from God knows where' he is given an ultimatum: he can only marry Sian if they agree to live in Madras for two years before returning to London. As the years pass by, the calamities, quirks and heartaches of first love, lost innocence, and old age unfold across cultures and generations of this mixed-up family in a topsy-turvy world.

Comments:

Phenade
The Pleasure seekers is one of many Indian culture novels that I have read. Given the beauty, wealth and depth of Indian culture, I think that the author's mediocre attempts to enriching us with the culture were very very disappointing. although the characters are well thought out and enjoyable, the plot was so unnecessarily long-winded it put a real damper on the well built characters. Once again, what an absolute disappointment.
Ygglune
The book is beautifully written, engaging story, and thought-provoking - I always looked forward to picking it up and reading it.
Leyl
This is a book to be savoured unhurriedly. It has, in my opinion, an inner quality that comes to light from the beginning, with some graceful poetic "whisper" seeping through the pages, sprinkled here and there (the author's background is poetry). The richness of language is a balm to the eyes and the deriving overall prose is stylish and intense. Never pretentious nor ostentatious though. The narrative flows beautifully, lyrically. The use of certain expressions -i.e. sha-bing, sha-bang, ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom-boom-boom- renders some descriptions more vivid, providing even more texture to some circumstances and feelings.

We meet the Patel family, based in Madras, India, in 1968. Babo, the first member of the Patel family to fly out to London for education/business purposes, falls head over heels in love with Sian, a Welsh girl (this is an association/reference to the author's own parents). The love is mutual, but as soon as Babo's parents hear of it, they are distressed and dismayed; with a tricky excuse, Babo is asked to return to India. It is soon clear to all that Babo and Sian cannot bear to be apart and, as soon as this fact is "digested" by both the Indian & Welsh families, love prevails and the two can get married. The story unfolds covering roughly three generations, through different continents, cultures and historical events.

The love uniting Babo and Sian is the narrative path upon which the books is based, placing them as main characters, along with Babo's parents, his brother Chotu and his sweet grandmother Ba and later, their daughters join the picture: Mayuri and Bean. Other characters are more marginal (such as Babo's sisters or Sian's family) but they still find their niche complementing the background as seen fit for a family saga. Ba especially, is a remarkable character, a favourite of mine: a widow living in Anjar, she has an eternal wisdom aura, lives surrounded by the village women and an eunuch whom she is very fond of. She also has the power of "smelling" the future and is the central figure for the entire Patel family: everybody turns to her for any kind of problem. Ba's powers provide the book with what I would define as a touch of magic realism, which blends suitably as events unfold throughout the years.

Many themes are explored through the lives of the Patels: love, above all. And racial issues, social acceptance, lost innocence, death. The adjustments we have to face when a loved one takes another direction, unexpectedly, leaving an unbearable emptiness. And patience. This book makes you think at how difficult it is sometimes to master this art without getting overwhelmed, or crushed, by intricate circumstances. However this is not a depressing read; it is a book about life and it has several amusing touches throughout. As it progresses and we get acquainted with all the characters and what shapes their life, the elegance and power of the language levitate through the love, joy, pain, tears, and love again. Life, as it is.

Seeking pleasure? Ba-ba-boom-boom-boom. You shall find it by reading this book. Very well done to Tishani Doshi, 10 Amazon stars! I am looking forward to read more of her work.
catterpillar
This was a very enjoyable family saga. The story begins with Babo Patel's journey from India to London, where he meets and falls in love with Sian Jones, a Welsh woman. At the request of Babo's family, Sian comes to India where she agrees to remain for two years after their marriage in order to earn the family's approval of their union. What follows is a sweet love story, mixed with the clashing and merging of two very different cultures. Babo and Sian's family grows and changes through the years, but certain threads remain constant.

The descriptions of India vividly bring it to life, and the language of the novel is quite beautiful. The author sometimes uses made-up words (for example sha-bing sha-bang for sex) that give the novel a very unique personality. There is a mystical element woven into the novel; Babo's grandmother, Ba, can smell people coming to her from hundreds of miles away and appears to have some kind of sixth sense. There isn't really a particular plot to the novel; rather, it's a portrait of the evolution of a family over nearly half a century. It's also a look at the theme of having a "foot in each world," and this is represented in many ways throughout the novel.

Overall this was a really nice read, and I was sad to see it come to an end.

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