The Lowland (English) (Hardcover): Book by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9788184003864    Publisher: Random House India Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 352        Language: English
About The Book Two brothers, a brilliant woman haunted by her unfortunate past, a love that exceeds the boundaries of death and a movement of the country which will decide the future of countless people,...Read more
About The Book Two brothers, a brilliant woman haunted by her unfortunate past, a love that exceeds the boundaries of death and a movement of the country which will decide the future of countless people, are what this book revolves around. The Lowland is a tale of Udayan and Subhash Mitra who are born just fifteen months apart, but possess starkly different personalities and they encounter futures that are poles apart. In the 1960s, Udayan Mitra is an impulsive person with a magnetizing personality and gets involved in the Naxalite movement, a movement aimed to eradicate inequality and poverty. On the other hand his brother chooses an entirely different life of scientific research in a quiet, peaceful coastal corner of America. Life brings Subhash back to India after he learns about the unfortunate incident that happens to his brother in the lowland near his family home. The incident brings him back to his roots and his torn his family together, including his brother's wife. He tries to heal the wounds which his brother left behind. A story based in both India and America, The Lowland is fiercely thoughtful and overflows with human emotion. The book gives you goose bumps as the complex intricacies of varied human emotions like love, affinity and dedication are unveiled. Key Features The author bagged a nomination for the Man Booker Prize for The Lowland. This is the fourth book from the author, after her series of three bestselling books.
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About the author: Jhumpa Lahiri
About the Author: Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian-American author of the bestselling works of fiction like Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake and Unaccustomed... Read more
About the Author: Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian-American author of the bestselling works of fiction like Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth. Her educational qualifications include a BA degree in English literature from Barnard College and multiple degrees from Boston University, including an MA in English, an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in Comparative Literature. Lahiri is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the Frank O Connor International Short Story Award, a PEN/Hemingway Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been a Vice President of the PEN American Center since 2005 and has taught creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
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