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[Ebook] The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2) By Manil Suri – Hakkas.us

The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2) A Sweeping Epic That Follows The Fortunes Of One Family And The Fortunes Of India In The Violent Aftermath Of Partition, The Age Of Shiva Is The Powerful Story Of A Country In Turmoil And An Extraordinary Portrait Of Maternal Love.

[Ebook] The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2)  By Manil Suri – Hakkas.us
  • Unknown Binding
  • 560 pages
  • The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2)
  • Manil Suri
  • 23 November 2018
  • 0747591792

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] The Age of Shiva (The Hindu Gods, #2) By Manil Suri – Hakkas.us


  1. says:

    eh i was hoping to really love this, since i loved his first book so much i dont know who gave him the go ahead to write a book about the pitfalls and heights of motherhood, complete with some ick, but there it is, in all its unevenness and its just hard to root for a strong female character , who isnt strong at all, and is kind of a dick again a book i had to have right away so bought in hardcover, and didnt read until the paperback had been out for months someone has to stop me, plea eh i was hoping to really love this, since i loved his first book so much i dont know who gave him the go ahead to write a book about the pitfalls and heights of motherhood, complete with some ick, but there it is, in all its unevenness and its just hard t...


  2. says:

    First things first I think Manil Suri has a tremendous flair for creating drama and an astonishing ability of penetrating into human psyche Which means, at certain points, The Age of Shiva touches the brilliance of V S Naipaul s A Home For Mr Biswas in portraying human despair and chaotic family life with all its colourful and despicable characters The author s biggest strength lies in creating interesting set pieces and keeping the narrative moving at a frenzied, rapid fire pace The languag First things first I think Manil Suri has a tremendous flair for creating drama and an astonishing ability of penetrating into human psyche Which means, at certain points, The Age of Shiva touches the brilliance of V S Naipaul s A Home For Mr Biswas in portraying human despair and chaotic family life with all its colourful and despicable characters The author s biggest strength lies in creating interesting set pieces and keeping the narrative moving at a frenzied, rapid fire pace The language is simple yet wonderfully descriptive All of this makes the book quite a compelling read.And yet, the sum total does not add up to make this as ambitious a book as it would like to be.For one, Manil Suri s attempt to give the book an epic scale even while keeping it intimate is not always convincing Spanning a period of 40 years since India s independence, the story somewhat awkwardly weaves in everything from episodes from the partit...


  3. says:

    The Age of Shiva follows the life of Meera through her marriage to Dev, a talented musician struggling to make a living, and through the various divergences in her destiny as she aimlessly plods though her disappointments, clinging to her son as the only reason for her existence, till she finds her foothold and purpose in life The story unfolds right after the partition between India and Pakistan, when the tension between Hindus and Muslims heightened and gave birth to the Hindu fundamentalists The Age of Shiva follows the life of Meera through her marriage to Dev, a ta...


  4. says:

    I am guilty of not reading enough books by Indian authors I am ignorant of the new authors entering the world and the new books released by veteran authors and I would feel a pang of guilt for not making an attempt to keep in touch with my own country s literary world To rectify this, I picked up The Age of Shiva I had read interesting reviews of Suri s debut book The Death of Vishnu and since this book was not available, I picked up the next available option.The book opens with a vivid descr I am guilty of not reading enough books by Indian authors I am ignorant of the new authors entering the world and the new books released by veteran authors and I would feel a pang of guilt for not making an attempt to keep in touch with my own country s literary world To rectify this, I picked up The Age of Shiva I had read interesting reviews of Suri s debut book The Death of Vishnu and since this book was not available, I picked up the next available option.The book opens with a vivid description of a mother breastfeeding her baby which can be easily misunderstood to be a love making scene You don t realize until you are almost through that the author is in fact describing breastfeeding and not some erotic ...


  5. says:

    So I have had this book on my TBR stack for quite some time 2008 I loved The Death of Vishnu Every time I picked up The Age of Shiva I checked the reviews on Goodreads Avg review of 320 which surprised me, so I put it back on my TBR stack I guess I have to take all reviews with a grain of salt, because I loved this book Moral of the story Reviews are great but go with your instinct in the end If you are a reader of Indian Fiction I highly recommend this one If you loved The Death of Vi So I have had this book on my TBR stack for quite some time 2008 I loved T...


  6. says:

    I really wanted to like this book and was really looking forward to reading it It started off much better than it ended About 3 4 s of the way through, I found myself skimming the pages just so I could get through it Meera s narrative got to be quite boring and the story just took a rather sad and unfortunate turn Her thoughts of her son became too weird and I don t feel like Suri really did a great job of developing where those thoughts were coming fromI mean, I get it, she was lacking s I really wan...


  7. says:

    It s a fictional story about a woman s feelings behavior with various men in her life father, husband, brother in law, and son Sounds interesting However it was a bit confusing difficult to understand as her feelings keep changing with no logical reason Meera wants to experience love, and knowingly falls for her sister s boyfriend, Dev Once she is married to Dev, she is no longer in love with him and faults him She goes out of her way to defy her over powering father, sleeps with her It s a fictional story about a woman s feelings behavior with various men in her life father, husband, brother in law, and son Sounds interesting However it was a bit confusing difficult to understand as her feelings keep changing with no logical reason Meera wants to experience love, and knowi...


  8. says:

    I did not finish this I got almost half way through Though the author s writing is beautiful, lyrical, and he really knows how to write from a woman s point of view, I could not do it If I had all the time in the world to read any book, i would have However, the main character made too many horrible choices that made her lifeanddepressing and I could not understand her reasons or motivatio...


  9. says:

    The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri sat on my bookshelves for five years I bought it at Powell s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 I picked up The Age of Shiva a few weeks ago, and it s opening page lured me in despite my uneasy feeling when I realized the very sensuous description of a woman being fondled was actually the narrator Meera describing to you how it felt to breastfeed you as a tiny baby Written in first person, Meera is describing her life of sacrifice in India during the dec The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri sat on my bookshelves for five years I bought it at Powell s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 I picked up The Age of Shiva a few weeks ago, and it s opening page lured me in despite my uneasy feeling when I realized the very sensuous description of a woman being fondled was actually the narrator Meera describing to you how it felt to breastfeed you as a tiny baby Written in first person, Meera is describing her life of sacrifice in India during the decades from the 1950s to the 1980s to her son Ashvin The female narrator comes to life under the author s careful sketch After the first chapter, I read the biography of the author and discovered Manil Suri is a man another off kilter revelation Suri pulls it off.The book is at its best in the descriptions of India s turmoil under the rule of Nehru and then...


  10. says:

    I was disappointed by The Age of Shiva after loving The Death of Vishnu I frequently got the feeling that the author had to meet a word count target and was dropping in filler material, including distracting and irrelevant sub plots at frequent intervals I felt that Suri did not create a likable, well rounded character in Meera, the protagonist She was petty, stubborn and stunted making decisions like a rebellious teenager at every turn, well into adulthoo...

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