Navtej Sarna (ebook or Pdf) We Weren't Lovers Like That

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We Weren't Lovers Like That

Ld have been his had he the courage of his convictions And then he can start afresh With uncommon sensitivity and a rare understanding of human emotions Navtej Sarna has produced a poignant account of a life of missed opportunities and approximate lov.

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S he is still good at running away As he looks back on his imperfect past crowded with personal and professional compromises only a slim hope saves him from despair perhaps this flight will give him a second chance to reclaim a long lost love that cou. This is a book set in Delhi at the turn of this century but than that it is set in the memories of the protagonist Aftab Chandra Ostensibly you accompany Aftab on a train journey from Delhi to Dehradun but as you turn the last page you feel as if you have watched from the sidelines as he goes back and forth between the past present and future You find yourself struggling to match his sometimes feverish sometimes despondent pace as he looks back on the choices he has hitherto made the people he has loved and lost the places he has called his own Aftab has just been abandoned by his wife of fourteen years setting in motion the unravelling and eventual gathering of his life over the course of the storyThe writing would resonate with most readers the keen observations delighting and disturbing in turn It is evocative of upper middle class India and its joys and travails from when life was uieter As the protagonist yearns for the India of his childhood you cannot help but do the same However there are moments when a sense of desultoriness descends on you and you have to take freuent breaks before you continue Overall a restful read with no pretensions to drama the perfect companion for a rainy evening

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At the start of the new millennium Aftab's life came undone He turned forty and his wife of fourteen years left him for another man taking their only child with her Now he is on a train to Dehradun the town of his childhood doing the one thing he feel. About time this book got a decent review a review that it deserves We Weren t Lovers Like That was a book I discovered in my favourite book shop in Shimla and what drew me to this book was its diction which I being a sucker for poetry immediately fell in love with Much to my misfortune I had no money to buy it that day and by the next day the book was already soldNot less than three months later my friend was reading a book which she claimed she read every winter and she actually does For some strange and inexplicable reason I didn t bother about the book or its title and when she read out the small uote in the beginning of novel I failed miserably at appreciating its beauty Little did I know that it was the very book I had been looking for the very book that I had almost picked up and couldn t own It was only a year later while discussing Indian authors that I mentioned in passing to the same friend that We Weren t Lovers Like That and how badly I wanted to read it but couldn t find it anywhere Well what can I say So close and yet so far Anyway about the book now I won t go on writing about how amazingly poetic Navtej Sarna is He is not poetic he s just faithful to the genes he inherited from his parents And the book I loved the book The language used the scenes developed are so autobiographical that it comes across as someone s real story a suggestion the author strongly deniesAnyone who has loved and lost will relate to the book in ways that cannot be explained Anyone who hasn t lost loved ones yet will experience the pain through this book It is like the book talks to you almost like a living breathing person Should you read it Why of course you should This isn t a conventional love story like that afterall


About the Author: Navtej Sarna

Navtej Sarna is an Indian author columnist and diplomat who is the present Indian Ambassador to IsraelHe was born in Jalandhar India to noted writer in Punjabi Mohinder Singh Sarna and passed out of the 1980 Class of Indian Foreign Service Before holding this post he was Joint Secretary for external publicity at the Ministry of External Affairs MEA since October 2002 and holds the dis



10 thoughts on “We Weren't Lovers Like That

  1. says:

    It is better to have loved and lost than to not have loved at all they say But those who have loved and lost will tell you a different story and often than not it will be that its better to not love at all than

  2. says:

    أول رواية هندية أقراها وكان من الممكن ان اقرأ شيئا لطاغور أو سلمان رشدي ولكني آثرت البدء بمؤلف غير معروف علي الصعيد العربيالرواية كلها سرد للماضي الذي يسترجعه المؤلف بعد ان تركت

  3. says:

    About time this book got a decent review a review that it deserves 'We Weren't Lovers Like That' was a book I discovered in my favourite book shop in Shimla and what drew me to this book was its diction which I being a sucker for poetry immediately fell in love with Much to my misfortune I had no money to buy it that day

  4. says:

    This is a book narrated in first person by a protagonist who prefers to live in the past reminscing about past loves and his life slipping by as he is on a train journey from Delhi to DehradunThe tone is introspective and melancholy the narrative is rambling and high on persecutory delusions yet the book grabs at you with

  5. says:

    هل كنا مثل أي عاشقينرواية هنديةنافتج سارنا أنه يعيش الآن مع من كانت زوجتي لمدة أربع عشرة سنة انت أخلاقي جداً، واستقامتك هذه تنفر الآخرين منك هذه هي مشكلتك الحقيقية رجل أربعيني من الطراز القديم المثالي فجأة وبعد أربعة عشر عاماً ينهار زواجه وتن

  6. says:

    This is a book set in Delhi at the turn of this century but than that it is set in the memories of the protagonist Aftab Chandra Ostensibly you accompany Aftab on a train journey from Delhi to Dehradun but as you turn the last page y

  7. says:

    ختام ٢٠١٤ كان برواية هندية رقيقة جداًهل كنا مثل اي عاشقين؟جذبني العنوان فضلاً عن كونها اول تجربة لي بالادب الهنديالرواية سلسة جداً

  8. says:

    رواية جميلة تستحق القراءة، اللغة و الترجمة و الشخصيات كلها عوامل تجذبك لمتابعة قراءة الرواية من الصفحات الأولى بطل الرواية تهجره زوجته لتذهب مع صديقه آخذةً معها ابنهما الوحيد، و بين طيات هذه الرواية يخوض البطل في أحداث و ذكريا

  9. says:

    I like books where the protagonist is not an all around hero The protagonist here is actually a bit of an average joe if not a sad sack but this actually adds to the appeal of the book I wasn't sure what to make of the end but how else could it have ended

  10. says:

    من اروع الروايات التي قرأتهاالكاتب هندي وهي جزء من حياتهانصح بقراءتها

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