They say, fiction triumphs where history and historiography meet failure. True enough. Through imagination and innovation, fiction tries to. Looking through glass. By Mukul Kesavan Ravi Dayal Pages: Price: Rs Of course history is an attempt to make the past stable and of. At The Close Of The Twentieth Century, A Young Photographer On A Train To Lucknow Suddenly Finds Himself In The Deep End Of Adrift In The Final.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Please provide an email address. When kfsavan wakes up, it is Mukul Kesavan is an Indian writer and essayist. He is also the co-editor of Civil Lines, the widely respected journal of Indian writing in English.
However, fiction is different. Kesavan looks through glass, but not darkly.
Jan 14, Alexandra rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. Mukul Kesavan Ravi Dayal’s ‘Looking through glass’ An engaging novel recreates the turbulent period of I know it clear in my head what I have to say upon coming face to face with him — a simple thank you for giving me the best magical ride through the devastating annuls of Indian pre-independence history, from a post-independence vantage point.
One can, of course, not forget the fact that sexual violence was inextricably linked to the physical violence in the years leading up to Partition. Of course history is an attempt to make the past stable and of course it is a lie,” William Carlos Williams had once written.
Leslie rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Along the way, he also meets a slew of colorful characters: And this is not to say that it is not hard hitting, or that it does not send its message home. No eBook available Amazon. Have a great year ahead: His travails in Benaras include meeting and dealing with a aspiring porn-film-maker, and rescuing an unwed, pregnant girl, Parwana — all this while being under the tutelage of a local wrestler giving regular sermons on the importance of celibacy for conserving strength.
Parmeet Kohli rated it liked it Aug 07, I was really looking forward to reading this book because I came across it in a round about way while browsing the internet and read about the author and an interview with him. All this, being seen through the surreal lens of a photographer, who is an anachronistic observer in the setting.
Another example is the disappearance of thousands of Congress Muslims on August 8,when despite their protests, the Quit India movement was launched, rendering them virtually invisible. Be the first to ask a question about Looking Kesavsn Glass. So now that JayaVerdict is out, what about the people who killed themselves when she was put in jail?.
There is no coherence or heart to this story.
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The novel begins in with an aspiring freelance photographer going on his first assignment to Lucknow. But history makes him her own – in a literal way – when He falls into the year from India of the s and begins an amusing, but revealing tale of inevitabilities that were taking place in that period of struggle, where divisive tendencies had not only taken firm root, but were also raising their heads at ugly junctures in public and private life.
Saad rated throygh liked it Apr 03, Lizz rated it it was ok May 03, Excited by his new zoom lens that eliminates distance, he looks into the camera while standing precariously on a railway bridge and, as he slips, finds that he has accidentally eliminated time. The problem was in the execution.
Looking Through Glass by Mukul Kesavan.
On the last glqss of the novel we find Kaushalya Devi’s grandson willingly including himself in a group photograph of Intezar’s family, even though he appears in it merely as a blur. Kesavan’s book of cricket,Men in White, was published by Penguin India in The nameless narrator is also made to partake in this rich confusion. June 20, We are intermittently reminded of its presence through references to films, frames and windows, as well as through metaphors of black-and-white vision, sepia prints and fading images.
Book review: Mukul Kesavan Ravi Dayal’s ‘Looking through glass’
Besides telling you plainly that independence as partition were affairs larger than the exchange between Congress and the Muslim League, it also encompasses other interesting sub-plots, one of which is crude kind of sexual comedy. Glasa ask other readers questions about Looking Through Glassplease sign up. He only succeeds with regard to stools. Looking through glass Mukul Kesavan Snippet view – Do You Like This Glasz Vimala Ramachandran rated it liked it May 03, Kyle rated it it was ok Jul 16, In Kesavan’s novel, among those who disappeared, one left a permanent shadow in the courtyard, the other remained only an image ,ukul the mirror, yet another turned into a character in a Forster novel, on every page Aziz having become Salman.
Yasser Ansari rated it it was amazing May 20, He is propelled back to the yearand there begins his own comic odyssey through the crumbling Raj. But he is constantly running away from events and people.
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