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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In Kesavan’s novel, among those who disappeared, one kseavan a permanent shadow in the courtyard, the other remained only an image in the mirror, yet another turned into a character in a Forster novel, on every page Aziz having become Salman.
Looking Through Glass by Mukul Kesavan
Talented indian writer capable of unpretentious prose. 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.
Fiction, on the other hand, can merrily destabilise the past, bringing to life the infinite possibilities that exist at any given moment before subsequent events sift them out of collective memory. 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. Apr 01, Nikhilesh Sinha rated it really liked it. Of all the novels Midnight’s Children has spawned in the past 14 years, Looking Through Glass is closest to the original-complete with Mercurochrome and Anglepoised light.
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Now share the story Too bad. There is fire in facts; Congress will get burnt.
Book review: Mukul Kesavan Ravi Dayal’s ‘Looking through glass’
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. Looking Through Glass by Mukul Kesavan. The novel begins in with an aspiring freelance photographer going on looking first assignment to Lucknow.
The problem was in the execution.
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It is a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable novel, which does not leave you sombre or depressed. Probably, if they want to: But history makes him her own – in a literal way – when But history makes him her own – in a literal way – when he finds himself suddenly transported into the deep end of The challenge for India and China is to separate the geopolitics from the economics: A very happy birthday to mukil literary star Saumyakul.
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Looking Through Glass by Mukul Kesavan. No eBook available Amazon. They say, fiction triumphs where history and historiography meet failure. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, thrkugh booker, blogger. Paranjape Snippet view – Ravi Dayal- Social Science – pages. And it ends as miserably as it lurches to that end.
Her ashes are to be cast into the Ganges at Banaras, but before he arrives, the narrator falls when lokking out of a stalled train and is dragged down by the weight of his lenses into the river below. Do You Like This Story? An interesting if disappointing debut: