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Book Title: River Sutra|
Date of issue: October 14th 2000
ISBN 13: 9780140233056
The author of the book: Gita Mehta
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.31 MB
Edition: Penguin India
Read full description of the books River Sutra:???A River Sutra is a seminal book.' ??"The Illustrated Weekly of India ???A River Sutra . . . is a lyrical series of interlocking stories that transport the reader to a contemporary India that is also the living present of myth.' ??"Vanity Fair ???Gita Mehta's book . . . emphasizes even more the mysteries of the East that need no confirmation from the West. A self-contained chain of stories, complete, sparkling, romantic . . . the writer has clearly reached a higher level of conscious story-telling.' ??"Sunday Observer '. . . the way they (the stories) are told??"the seamless flow of the narrative mirroring the flow of the sacred Narmada, the variation of the tales reflecting the changing seasons??"puts the book leagues ahead of any other.' ??"India Today ???Gita Mehta's consummate novel reflects the depth and complexity of India's spirituality like a diamond reflects light. . . Each bewitching tale is a rivulet pouring its truth into the long river of life. A quiet masterpiece.' ??"Booklist
Read information about the authorGita Mehta (born in 1943) is an Indian writer and was born in Delhi in a well-known Odia family. She is the daughter of Biju Patnaik, an Indian independence activist and a Chief Minister in post-independence Odisha, then known as Orissa. Her younger brother Naveen Patnaik has been the Chief Minister of Odisha since 2000. She completed her education in India and at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
She has produced and/or directed 14 television documentaries for UK, European and US networks. During the years 1970-1971 she was a television war correspondent for the US television network NBC. Her film compilation of the Bangladesh revolution, Dateline Bangladesh, was shown in cinema theatres both in India and abroad.
Her books have been translated into 21 languages and been on the bestseller lists in Europe, the US and India. The subject of both her fiction and non-fiction is exclusively focused on India: its culture and history, and the Western perception of it. Her works reflect the insight gained through her journalistic and political background.
Gita Mehta divides her time between New York, London and New Delhi.
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