The Way Things Were

By Taseer, Aatish

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9780865478244 9780374712778
Publisher
Farrar


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Reviewed on June 1, 2015  |  Fiction

Taseer's latest opens with a mother's call to her Manhattan-based son, asking him to ferry his just-deceased father's body from Geneva back to Delhi. Though a minor Indian prince, "Toby" G.M.P.R. Kalasuryaketu—half-actually Scottish, half-Indian—was more a foreign "novelty" in his ancestral homeland. A Sanskrit scholar with an "exaggerated reverence for the Indian past," he bequeathed his linguistic obsessions to his "collector of cognates" son, Skanda. Chapters ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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