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Freedom SongAy bring both comfort and melancholy faces a choice between clinging to my Indianness or letting it go between being nostalgic or looking toward the future The members of a Calcutta family are occupied with the task of finding the right woman for the twenty eight year old son who would rather occupy himself with politics In these three short novels Freedom Song Afternoon Raag and A Strange and Sublime Address Chaudhuri illuminates the surprisingly nuanced intimate worlds of middle class Indian men women and children The

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❴Reading❵ ➺ Freedom Song Author Amit Chaudhuri – Citybreakscheap.co.uk A boy spends a summer and a winter with his parents in a Bombay high rise and spends other summers in Calcutta immersed in the traditional life of his uncle's extended family A young man at Oxford whoReading Freedom Song Author Amit Chaudhuri Citybreakscheapcouk A boy spends a summer and a winter with his parents in a Bombay high rise and spends other summers in Calcutta immersed in the traditional life of his uncle's extended family A young man at Oxford who A boy spends a summer and a winter with his parents in a Bombay high rise and spends other summers in Calcutta immersed in the traditional life of his uncle's extended family A young man at Oxford whose memories of home in Bomb

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Novels brim with the author's evocations of place and time and his radiant descriptions and subtle explorations of the expected and surprising events of daily life; the effects of family connectedness and separation; the desires and demands of youth and age; the things and events that confirm how mysterious the world is at every moment; the hidden complexities of a fully lived inner life From these elements Amit Chaudhuri shapes mesmerizing narratives uncovering the remarkable in what might otherwise seem merely uotidia

reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in and grew up in Bombay He read English at University College London where he took his BA with First Class Honours and completed his doctorate on critical theory and the poetry of DH Lawrence at Balliol College Oxford where he was a Dervorguilla Scholar He was Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford from and Leverhulme Special R.

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  • Siddharth

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongA few uick thoughts about this lovely lovely bookIf The Golden Gateis a novel in verse this is poetry in prose And just as evocative Tinkling sounds came from outside of hammering and chiselling as labourers worked like bees and seven or eight storeyed buildings rose in the place of ancestral mansions that had been raised cruelly to the ground climbing up like ladders through screens of dust An old mansion opposite the veranda had been repainted white to its last banister and pillar so that it lookedlike a set of new teeth In the lawn before it a mali in khaki shorts alone unaware of being watched fussed over a row of potted plants In another sphere altogeth


  • Patty

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongThree short stories which are connected by all clearly being based on the author's barely fictionalized personal experiences There's not much plot here or change or character development or any of that sort of thing At least the writer is doing it on purpose as he describes early on in the first story But why did these houses for instance that one with the tall ornate iron gates and a watchman dozing on a stool which gave the impression that the family had valuables locked away inside or that other one with the small porch and the painted door which gave the impression that whenever there was a feast or a wedding all the relatives would be invited and there would be so many relatives that some of them probably the young men and women would be sitting bunched toge


  • Felice Picano

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongI've read the three short novels included in this volume over the past three year taking my time to savor the author's writing world view and his very localized stories whether they are Indian emigres in America or still at home Just completed Freedom Song the longest and lastand I'm reminded all over again what a terrific writer Chaudhuri is This is a family saga told in short sometimes only half a page long chapters It has the feeling of a Virginia Woolf novel oddly enough or of a Seurat painting where individual cells of color stand alone and yet relate closely to each other and then when you pull away reveal a much larger picture; and a surprisingly rich detailed and comprehensive view of this family If you have trouble with foreign names or customs then maybe this book is not for you it is obsessively Bengali Indian However reading is supposed to widen our world and our mid So


  • Christiane

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongThis is the third in the volume of three “novels” by Amit Chaudhuri though why they would be called novels is beyond me as there is no plot whatsoever“Freedom Song” is basically a beautifully written atmospheric series of pictures of moments of brief conversations of memories of passing thoughts and feelings of sights sounds smells and small everyday actionsAlthough I should have known better after reading “A Strange and Sublime Address” and “Afternoon Raag” I was impatient for something to happen in this story and found it hard to stop my mind from wandering and having to ask myself “now who is Pulu Piyu Puti Bhola Borda Mohit Jochna Nando Shantidi again ?”I think this is a book that must be enjoyed slowly in a tranuil receptive state of mind and I might give it another try one of these days


  • Timothy

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongAfternoon Raag is a strangely beguiling novella despite the fact that the plot doesn't amount to much the structure is wishy washy and the character


  • Isabell

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongI'm not uite finished with it yet but I had to drop by to share a uick WOW Just WOW I wish I could say something


  • Andy Jackson

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongVivid compassionate textured and beautiful writing with only as much story as our own lives have


  • Kasturi

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongMild spoilers aheadWhat appealed to me?The detailed descriptions of the nooks and crannies of ‘90s Kolkata something that I’d been closely acuainted with while growing up The smallest idiosyncrasies of the character Nando’s sharing an egg with Uma the newly wed couple holding hands while sleeping the friendship between Khuku and MiniSome of the lines are intricately woven almost as if those are a series of still lives capturing certain moments in the city and its people’s lives Like the afternoon clothes hanging from the balcony and the water droplets forming a smileChaudhuri creates a world that flows naturally like life Nothing seems forced In fact at times we even forget the writer’s presence as we feel like we’re standing in the front of a house or in a room watching things unfold like the artificial flowers or the toy utensils or the ludo board


  • tina dennis

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongOnce I realised that Freedom Song was not a typical story with a beginning middle and end I happily allowed myself to get lost in Amit Chaudhury’s lyrical prose and became absorbed in the mundanities of the family life in Kolkata Having got to know the city well over the years I felt myself transported back there by the depth of the writing and when the book ended I felt the same sadness that I always feel when my trip is over and it is time to go home


  • Leah

    reader Ë Freedom Song ´ PaperbackRead Ô Amit Chaudhuri Freedom SongThe first part A Strange and Sublime Address was beautifully transporting; I didn't want it to end However I found the second section and much of the third section dry and monotonous in strange contrast to that first section