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Author Mehta, Gita.

Title A river Sutra / Gita Mehta.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F MEHTA GITA    Check Shelf
Edition First Vintage International edition.
Description 291 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Set on the banks of India's holiest river amid the constant traffic of pilgrims, archaeologists, policemen, priests, and traders, A River Sutra weaves the richness of India into the dangerous lives of its characters. A bureaucrat retires to the sacred river in search of tranquility only to encounter a girl fleeing her kidnappers, a naked ascetic and the child he has saved from prostitution, a teacher who confesses to murder, a millionaire monk, and a musician silenced by desire. Instead of finding serenity, the bureaucrat is forced to confront the powers of mythology, religion, music, and philosophy, and to acknowledge that the holy river has a sanctity more threatening than he can imagine. In this exquisitely written novel, Gita Mehta uses the traditional forms of Indian story-telling to explore the savagery of human love and to illuminate the paradoxes of India.
Subject Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India -- Narmada River Valley -- Fiction.
Tales -- India -- Narmada River Valley.
Narmada River (India) -- Fiction.
Literatura Expressao Inglesa
Indexed Term Narmada River (India) Fiction
Pilgrims and pilgrimages Fiction India Narmada River Valley
Tales India Narmada River Valley
ISBN 0679752471
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