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Upamanyu Chatterjee

Forfatter af English, August: An Indian Story

12+ Værker 855 Medlemmer 18 Anmeldelser 2 Favorited

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Værker af Upamanyu Chatterjee

English, August: An Indian Story (1988) 640 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The mammaries of the welfare state (2000) 73 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Last Burden (1993) 55 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Weight Loss (2006) 40 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Way To Go (2010) 16 eksemplarer
Fairy Tales at Fifty (2014) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Revenge of the Non-Vegetarian (2018) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

Associated Works

The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature (2001) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1959
Køn
male
Nationalitet
India
Fødested
Patna, Bihar
Uddannelse
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2009)

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At times laugh-out-loud funny, but more often a bit depressing, the author takes us inside the mind of a young, unambitious Indian man trying to figure out his life while training for his position as a civil servant in small town India. The book is full of rich characters which I had difficulty keeping straight, and outrageous moments of work avoidance I'm sure more could relate to than are willing to admit. Gives the impression of a society that learned from occupying forces how to appear to be a manager without really managing. I appreciated the window into Indian culture, but was happy to finish the book.… (mere)
 
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elifra | 11 andre anmeldelser | Oct 21, 2022 |
It’s part of an anthology. Or so I hope. A little story of revenge simmering inside an administrative officer across decades while he has the power to decide, or rather influence, the life of a person, death more so. Very few books paint a picture more accessible and subtler, ironically at the same time, of power structure in lesser words.

Or is it just very telling of the dull life bureaucrats are often fated to live in places remote and unfashionably uninteresting? That they need something very personal invisibility clinging to them so that they can get some sense of satisfaction from it knowing fully well that do not have any real power broadly speaking, being the instrument of the state they are? I have doubts. I reckon it’s just very personal in the guise of discussing something broader and deeper and not the other way round, which is usually the case with books. And that’s good.

Excellent book; a novella. It’s essentially a long story. Excellent nonetheless. What fine storytelling. Sprinkled with that occasional signature dry humour with or without the tinges of officialese which, more often than not, can be quite funny entirely on its own.
… (mere)
 
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amarendra | Jan 27, 2022 |
What writing! Not a moment when the narrative gets dull. A journey of self discovery that's at once humorous, satirical, and makes you feel uncomfortable because of the number of ways it is relatable. Can read this one again and again.
 
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vishalshah_lt | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jun 8, 2020 |
 
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Værker
12
Also by
1
Medlemmer
855
Popularitet
#29,932
Vurdering
½ 3.5
Anmeldelser
18
ISBN
30
Sprog
3
Udvalgt
2

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