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    India has a space programme including placing one lunar orbiter Chandrayaan 1 in October 2008 The country also has a lot of long standing social problems in contrast with its technological advances That contrast is a recurrent motif i

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    Mahesh Rao is one to watch out for the future and that's pretty much the best praise one can summon after reading his first novel The smoke is rising is promises a lot with its characters and a city's Mysore conflict with embracing m

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    On my list as part of the ‘Get to Know the Nation by Reading its Novels’ mission Promising Here’s a touching intimate panorama of criss crossing lives in the modern Indian city Mysore in this case – and I’ve been to Mysore yuh It touches on a range of recognisable contemporary themes local corruption building frenzies vanity projects divorce domestic violence gossip and taboo Its centrepiece is ultimately the

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    In the end what is supposed to be implicit made with clues and insinuations is all too banal and blandly expected to be rive

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    I tried to enjoy this book but after reading about 200 pages found it impossible to read any The writer has a flair for big words but needs to work on story telling Disappointed

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    This book had so much promise but somehow by the time it ended I felt it become insipid and boring The prose was beautiful mind you But I didn't uite enjoy the narrative style there are multiple stories interwoven narratively but not plot wise So in many places it became an irritant that just when you're settling down with one story and characters in the immediate next paragraph the focus shifts to a completely differe

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    Whilst on the surface this book encompasses so many things I look for focusing on the emotional interconnection of characters based in the visc

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    The author has a great style of writing and has done well to describe the varying lifestyles of the main female characters in their various social classes but one can't deny that there really is no plot that would keep a rea

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    Mahesh Rao writes skilfully and I thought the book started out with promise but I lost my way in the different plot lines In the end I didn't care enough about any of the characters or the undercurrent of doom Yes there is a lot we ne

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    Familiar if often bleak vignettes of Karnataka life Rather meandering and slow paced to hold one's interest tightly

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With India's first rocket launch to the moon the scenario is changing fast It is this changing world of Mysore which Mahesh Rao's novel speaks about In this story Mysore is gearing for an international remake with the construction of HeritageLand Asia's largest theme park Citizens and. India has a space programme including placing one lunar orbiter Chandrayaan 1 in October 2008 The country also has a lot of long standing social problems in contrast with its technological advances That contrast is a recurrent motif in this novelMahesh Rao s satire is gentle he is not taking a scalpel to Indian society in the manner of Aravind Adiga and Rohinton Mistry but revealing it in layers as if unwrapping a dubious gift There is affection and humour as well as criticism and the story is told at a slow lingering pace which makes the instances of violence ineuality and injustice stand out clearlyThe novel follows several characters living in the city of Mysore over three seasons and covers all social strata and traditional and modern attitudes Mysore has its own vanity projects an international film festival and a proposed heritage theme park but can t supply constant electricity The main characters are four women a young wife and an older widow who are neighbours and their two maids and the changing and traditional roles and expectations for women reveal deeper levels of societyThis is an excellent novel and I hope I will be reading by the author

REVIEW The Smoke is Rising

The Smoke is Rising

Government officials alike prepare themselves for a complete makeover one that not everybody welcomes An elderly widow finds herself forced into a secretive new life and another woman is succumbing to the cancerous power of gossip as she tries to escape her past Another woman must come. In the end what is supposed to be implicit made with clues and insinuations is all too banal and blandly expected to be riveting Even the terrible seems innocuous Infidelity domestic abuse the grief of a relationship that has to end and the violent end to a public parade I read because I want to feel things about things like that I want the author guide me and make me care deeply about her characters None of that happened here It s an easy engrossing read nonetheless and full of rich description of busy Mysore There s something a little imperfect about the structure and timing of it all Perhaps that s why I didn t feel the tragedy of it Or maybe I just didn t like the people in this novel that much

CHARACTERS Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Mahesh Rao

To terms with reality as her husband's troubling behaviour steeps out of hand In Mysore where the modern and the eclectic fuse to become something else entirely everyone must hang on to their own escapes or find themselves swept under the carpet of the sublime change called developmen. Whilst on the surface this book encompasses so many things I look for focusing on the emotional interconnection of characters based in the visceral changing landscape of contemporary India I just could not connect to The Smoke is Rising It took weeks to get through because the characters stories didn t pull me in as much as they originally promised everything felt disjointed at times confusing and overall left me feeling disappointed at what was a really great but inexpertly executed plot