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A Woman Madly in Love, Boman Desai
1 A Woman Madly in Love

Boman Desai

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2004, 81-7436-307-6 / 9788174363077, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 8.5 x 5.5 Inches National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi 
Farida Cooper is too shocked by her husband's treachery even to talk about it, but in hiding her shame succeeds only in denying the damage to herself and making casualties of others, among them an infatuated seventeen-year-old boy. Farida is vivacious, voluptuous, intelligent, and rich, not to mention spoiled, selfish, and talented (she paints, writes novels, plays the piano), but her life is hardly as rosy as the appearance suggests. Her father, too wealthy to care what others think, makes a hobby of chasing women. Her mother grows rigid and unloving in consequence. Farida's saving grace is her Kaki with whom she lives after her sixth birthday, but this also heightens the sense of her parents' indifference, and she learns to show nothing of her feelings. Instead, her feelings erupt later in a series of disastrous choices. Her story shuttles between Bombay and Chicago, spanning the years from World War II to the Eighties, illuminating along the way themes of love and marriage, feminism and friendship, art and academia. Printed Pages: 432. 001066

Price: 8.10 USD
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First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 1, Penguin Books India
2 First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 1

Penguin Books India

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2005, 0143032445 / 9780143032441, First Edition, Paperback, New, 13 Cms x 20 Cms 
An anthology of new writing and new writers, and established writers writing in a new genre, First Proof showcases original and brilliant non-fiction and fiction and will be an annual publication. The collection includes works in progress, essays, short stories and a graphic short. Among the non-fiction pieces in this volume is an account of a childhood in boarding school, a portrait of Naipaul on his first visit to India in the 60s, reportage on Sri Lanka, the RSS, a don in Bihar, an essay on the Bollywood vamp, and glimpses of Kashmir. Fiction includes themes of incest, suicide, love, lust, familial bonds, human relationships, loneliness, dysfunctional people and a graphic vignette with London as a backdrop. Printed Pages: 440. 011593

Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Guide to Chinese Prose: Second Edition

Jordan D. Paper

G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, USA, 1984, 0-8161-8621-9 / 9780816186211, Second Edition, Hard Cover, As New, No Jacket, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed pages: 169. 017196

Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Guide To Japanese Prose: Second Edition

Alfred H.Marks and Barry D.Bort

G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, USA, 1984, 0-8161-8630-8 / 9780816186303, Second Edition, Hard Cover, As New, No Jacket, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed pages: 204. 017198

Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Phantasies of a Love-Thief: The Caurapancasika Attributed to Bilhana

Barbara Stoler Miller

Columbia University Press, New York, USA, 1971, 0-231-03451-2 / 9780231034517, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 245 with numerous b/w photos. Bumped corners. Torn dust-jacket. Some yellow marks on a few pages. 010740

Price: 19.50 USD
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