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Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Faber Classics) By Vikram Chandra

Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Faber Classics)

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A tale of 19th-century India: of Sanjay, a poet, and Sikander, a warrior; of great wars and love affairs and a city gone "mad with poetry". Woven into this tapestry of stories is a second, modern narrative - the adventures of a young Indian criss-crossing America in a car with his friends.
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Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Faber Classics) by Vikram Chandra

The gods of poetry and death descend on a house in India to vie for the soul of a wounded monkey. A bargain is struck: the monkey must tell a story, and if he can keep his audience entertained, he shall live.

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About Vikram Chandra


Born in New Delhi, India, in 1961, Vikram Chandra now divides his time between Bombay and Washington D.C., where he teaches at George Washington University. He is a graduate of Pomona College, Los Angeles and Columbia University Film School in New York. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. His debut novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, was awarded the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Best First Published Book. His collection of stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, was published in 1997 and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Eurasia region. It was also shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was included in the New York Times Book Review's 'Notable Books of the Year', and also in both the Guardian and Independent's 'Books of the Year' round-ups.

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GOR000917612
Red Earth and Pouring Rain (Faber Classics) by Vikram Chandra
Vikram Chandra
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2000-03-20
624
0571203086
9780571203086
Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 1996 Winner of David Higham Prize for Fiction 1995
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