Book :: The Home and the World

The Home and the World
By: Rabindranath Tagore
Pages: 240
Genre(s): India
Historical Fiction
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1913)
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There Is Nothing Static, Earthbound Or Lifeless About It . . . It Has The Complexity And Tragic Dimensions Of Tagore S Own Time, And Ours Anita Desai Set Against The Backdrop Of The Partition Of Bengal By The British In 1905, Home And The World (Ghare Baire) Is The Story Of A Young Liberal-Minded Zamindar Nikhilesh, His Educated And Sensitive Wife Bimala, And Nikhilesh S Friend Sandip, A...

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The impending doom....knowing the whole time tragedy awaits...while the short novel dragged on and on (like a train is coming straight at you and you can't move but it's going in such painfully slow motion that it's hard not to become bored while waiting for your somehow unavoidable demise....) But that slow, dragging-on tone was really all of a piece with what was going on with India at the time, right?

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Oct 5th, 2015

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It seemed to take me forever to finish this book! Overall I enjoyed the story but I felt it dragged on and it was difficult for me to work up much enthusiasm to pick the book up to continue reading it.

Sep 28th, 2015

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