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A River Sutra by Gita Mehta 038547007X 9780385470070
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A River Sutra by Gita Mehta

Set on the banks of Indias 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.--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author: Gita Mehta

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 291

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

Publication Date: 1993-05-01

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