Chasing the Rainbow

Chasing the Rainbow

Growing up in An Indian Village

Book - 2010
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This collection of memoirs recounts the author's childhood experiences in the quiet and supine India of villages. The Indian village in the first half of the last century was not a fairy tale world, as numerous accounts of human misery set against its backdrop have testified over the years,but it was still a world where a child could run across a green meadow studded with palm trees, dreaming of catching the end of a huge rainbow spanning the sky.Set in Sankhari, the author's village by the sea in Orissa, the reminiscences are imbued with a childlike sense of wonder: the dreaded butcher thus turns out to be messenger from a goddess, while a princely exterior hides a hapless vagrant. Chasing the Rainbow is a homage to a way of life that wasuntil recently so real. This book will not only appeal to readers nostalgic for a bygone world, but will also serve as an invaluable record of village life in early twentieth-century India.
Publisher: New Delhi, India :, Oxford University Press,, 2010
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780198065210
Branch Call Number: 954.1 DAS NVD
Characteristics: xix, 160 pages ; 22 cm


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