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Saraswati Park A tremendous first novel from an exciting young author recently chosen as one of the Telegraph s 20 under 40 best UK writers.Famous for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm In one such space works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter writer outside the main post office But Mohan s lack of engagement with the world has caused a thawing of his marriage At this delicate moment Mohan and his wife, Lakshmi are joined at their home in Saraswati Park by their nephew, Ashish, a sexually uncertain 19 year old who has to repeat his final year in college.As the novel unfolds, the lives of each of the three characters are thrown into relief by the comical frustrations of family life annoying relatives, unspoken yearnings and unheard grievances When Lakshmi loses her only brother, she leaves Bombay for a relative s home to mourn not only the death of a sibling but also the vital force of her marriage Ashish, meanwhile, embarks on an affair with a much richer boy in his college and, not long afterwards, succumbs to the overtures of his English tutor.As Mohan scribbles away in the margins of the sort of books he secretly hopes to write one day, he worries about whether his wife will return, what will become of Ashish, and if he himself will ever find his own voice to write from the margins about the centre of which he will never be a part. Free Download [ Saraswati Park ] Author [ Anjali Joseph ] – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. Anjali Joseph sure can write Hell yeah, she can write damn well But that isn t much of a consolation when you have your mind constantly weighed down by the burdensome descriptions that leave the narration tardy at arriving at the actual plot.Based in present day Mumbai, Mohan is a letter writer, content but unhappy Lakshmi, his wife, is a homemaker, tired of that title When Lakshmi s nephew, Ashish, arrives to stay with them, they both grab the opportunity as a chance to fill the voids b Anjali Joseph sure can write Hell yeah, she can write damn well But that isn t much of a consolation when you have your mind constantly weighed down by the burdensome descriptions that leave the narration tardy at arriving at the actual plot.Based in present day Mumbai, Mohan is a letter writer, content but unhappy Lakshmi, his wife, is a homemaker, tired of that title When Lakshmi s nephew, Ashish, arrives to stay with them, they both grab the opportunity as a chance to fill the voids between them, left by time But Ashish has his own share of trials, and sooner or later, he is going to have to learn to get over them and find a life for himself.This book was recommended to me by a friend when I asked for books on history of Mumbai There s plenty of references of some of the suburbs and some lesser glamorous parts of one of the zaniest cities the world has known Mumbai But that s that One can t really consider to get anything from it if you are really...

  2. It was an enjoyable read I love such languid, easy paced , middle class Indian existence of ordinary people their hopes, disappointments , desires, achievements , frienships, insecurities etc Te story revolves around Mohan small time letter writer an obscure occupation with a secret desire to be a writer, his wife Lakshmi and his nephew Ashish who is forced to stay with them to complete his education Ashish has a secret to hide and Mohan fears that his wife is slowly but steadily drif It was an enjoyable read I love such languid, easy paced , middle class Indian existence of ordinary people their hopes, disappointments , desires, achievements , frienships, insecurities etc Te story revolves around Mohan small time letter writer an obscure occupation with a secret desire to be a writer, his wife Lakshmi and his nephew Ashish who is forced to stay with them to complete his education Ashish has a secret to hide and Mohan fears that his wife is slowly but steadily...

  3. A fine novel with well written characters I loved the Mumbai the writer has created The middle class middle aged couple Mohan and Lakshmi are so real that you feel you have known them all your life and start worrying about their problems like you would for your relatives Especially endearing is Mohan s love for books and his introspective nature The boy Ashish, sensitive and intelligent wins you over with his vulnerabilities Even the smaller characters like Satish, Narayan, Mayank, Madhavi, A fine novel with well written characters I loved the Mumbai the writer has created The middle class middle aged couple Mohan and Lakshmi are so real that you feel you have known them all your life and start worrying about their problems like you would for your relatives Especially endearing is Mohan s love for books and his ...

  4. It took me a few tries to get into this book, and only by plowing through the first six chapters or so did I finally start to find myself interested in the characters enough that reading became less of a chore It was around that mark, too, that I finally understood that this was really just meant to unfold like a parlor drama on public television it s just a little story of a few unremarkable middle class lives in modern Mumbai Its emotional impact is probably greater the closer one knows tha It took me a few tries to get into this book, and only by plowing through the first six chapters or so did I finally start to find myself interested in the characters enough that reading became less of a chore It was around that mark, too, that I finally understood that this was really just meant to unfold like a parlor drama on public television it s just a little story of a few unremarkable middle class lives in modern Mumbai Its emotional impact is probably greater the closer one knows that city and ...

  5. Saraswati Park is the story of Mahesh A letter writer by profession, his life is bound by a set routine which includes waking up early, making tea for him wife, getting ready, taking the local for V.T etc He derives small pleasure by visiting the street vendors who sell 2nd hand books at Fountain area He is passionate about collecting 2nd hand books, a habit which irritates his wife Lakshmi He is shocked out his reverie when the street vendors are thrown out by the municipality but be Saraswati Park is the story of Mahesh A letter writer by profession, his life is bound by a set routine which includes waking up early, making tea for him wife, getting ready, taking the local for V.T etc He derives small pleasure by visiting the street vendors who sell 2nd hand books at Fountain area He is passionate about collecting 2nd hand books, a habit which irritates his wife Lakshmi He is shocked out his reverie when the street vendors are thrown out by the municipality but before he could mull over the loss there are much bigger changes waiting to happen in his life.Mohan Lakshmi are joined by his nephew With his parents moving out to another city, Ashish moves in with his uncle aunt to finish off his final year gradu...

  6. Saraswati Park is a warm, beautiful and simple book that is as much a post card of Bombay life as it is of the new middle class The book is set with normal people dealing with ennui of life, burden of buried aspirations and want of love Mohan and Lakshmi are the middle aged couple who have completed their duty to their children and endure the burden of routine Mohan s world of second hand books, wish to write, and the dying occupation of letter writing is filled with silences and words unsaid Saraswati Park is a warm, beautiful and simple book that is as much a post card of Bombay life as it is of the new middle class The book is set with normal people dealing with ennui of life, burden of buried aspirations and want of love Mohan and Lakshmi are the middle aged couple who have completed their duty to their children and endure the burden of routine Mohan s world of second hand books, wish to write, and the dying occupation of letter writing is filled with silences and words unsaid Lakshmi, carrying her unsaid frustrations of a housewife, is slowly slipping away Enter Ashish, Mohan s nephew Ashish is a confused 19 year old battling his socially unaccepted urges and trying to find love, friendship and companionship and make something out of his life The other characters like Satish, Narayanan, Madhavi have a distinct voice.The 3 main characters are portrayed beautifully and the 1 year happenings connect with ...

  7. Ever wondered the role of Middle class in fiction Who wants to read about an ordinary person with ordinary life Everyone wants to read about the rich who have scandales or insufficiences in so seemingly perfect l...

  8. A gentle read, never too taxing A story about a disruption within a family, but you never really feel like the events that cause the disruption are worthy of a novel I got to the end of the book and thought to myself Nothing really happened...

  9. This is a slow moving story around an almost 60 year old letter writer in Bombay, his bored housebound wife and their nephew who arrives to continue his studies There s not much of a plot but the book does provide a tiny insight into life for some in modern India The wr...

  10. I ve read this over the weekend It was fast and simple I didn t expect the male on male romance, which the synopsis does a great job of concealing The premise takes place during the monsoon season in India, and it follows a middle class Indian boy who is flunking college He is sent to live with his uncle and aunt to get put on the right track While there, he falls into an unrequited romance with his male tutor This was a quiet read Not much goes on The protagonist, Ashish, spends most of I ve read this over the weekend It was fast and simple I didn t expect the male on male romance, which the synopsis does a great job of concealing The premise takes place during the monsoon season in India, and it follows a middle class Indian boy who is flunking college He is sent to live with his uncle and aunt to get put on the right track While there, he falls into an unrequited romance with his male tutor This was a quiet read Not much goes on The protagonist, Ashish, spen...

  11. Loved loved loved this book There must be something in the water as I have never read a book by a South Asian writer I haven t loved Having said that, this was special Set in a middle class area of Bombay where everything and nothing happens, this is a story of the things we never say to each other, of unrequited love and longings as well as a depiction of the unfulfilled dreams and desires of all of us Mohan is a middle aged man who wants to be a writer His long suffering wife finally reac Loved loved loved this book There must be something in the water as I have never read a book by a South Asian writer I haven t loved Having said that, this was special Set in a middle class area of Bombay where everything and nothing happens, this is a story of the things we never say to each other, of unrequited love and longings as well as a depiction of the unfulfilled dreams and desires of all of us Mohan is a middle aged man who wants to be a writer His l...

  12. Saraswati Park could be seen as a novel about how the exterior a sharply felt sense of place informs and affects the emotions and ideas of our interior lives And vice versa The author is meticulous in describing each character s surroundings, so that we can actually smell what they smell, hear what they hear, and vividly see what they see But at the same time she links these acutely felt physical sensations to precise feelings and or thoughts The pleasureable result is that we keenly fee Saraswati Park could be seen as a novel about how the exterior a sharply felt sense of place informs and affects the emotions and ideas of our interior lives And vice versa The author is meticulous in describing each character s surroundings, so that we can actually smell what they smell, hear what they hear, and vividly see what the...

  13. A slow gentle book about a middle class family in Bombay A very quiet book, but I like Indian novels, so enjoyed it.

  14. Didn t like the writing, found it clumsy and stilted in its style.