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by Gurcharan Das

  • ISBN: 0140122583
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Gurcharan Das
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 2 edition (February 4, 1999)
  • Pages: 347 pages
  • FB2 size: 1754 kb
  • EPUB size: 1787 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Gurcharan Das (born 3 October 1943) is an Indian author, who wrote a trilogy based on the classical Indian goals of. .

Gurcharan Das (born 3 October 1943) is an Indian author, who wrote a trilogy based on the classical Indian goals of the ideal life. 3 Literary career and books. 5 Academic articles on Gurcharan Das.

He looked at his grandson, and he saw a worthy successor to his line (even though, alas, it was his daughter’s son). Momentarily, a frown came upon Bauji’s brow as his mind was distracted by a film song on a loudspeaker somewhere in the neighbourhood; he thought with mild distaste of the vulgar ways of the new class

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This majestic novel by the author of India Unbound is the extraordinary chronicle, rich in passion and incident.

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He is the author of The Difficulty of Being Good: On the subtle art of dharma which interrogates the epic, Mahabharata.

His mildly autobiographical novel,

Аудиокнига "Fine Family", Gurcharan Das. Читает Suyash Mohan. Everything is lost in the transition, but when a son is born into the family, hopes revive of rebuilding the family's fortunes, the efforts towards which mirror those of India itself as it struggles to build itself anew. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента.

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Kama is both cosmic and human energy, which animates life and holds it in place. Gurcharan Das weaves a compelling narrative soaked in philosophical, historical and literary ideas in the third volume of his trilogy on life's goals: India Unbound was the first, on artha, 'material well-being'; and The Difficulty of Being Good was the second, on dharma, 'moral well-being'.

A Fine Family is the extraordinary chronicle-- rich in passion and incident--- of several generations of a Punjabi family. covers partition and then life in East Punjab.
Reviews about A Fine Family (3):
Very well written. Kept my interest lave right through. loved the characters. flows well.
This is a remarkable book on Indian urban middle class. Indian urban middle class is one that has lost the most as they expected a lot from democratic India born out of the British Empire. The class of Indian society has given more than it has been rewarded but still, they are eternally hopeful. This book traces one such `khatri' family through World War I, the Rowlatt Act of 1919, the softening of British Empire, the Quit India Movement, the error of Gandhi and his time in jail, rise of Jinnah and the two nation theory, Lord Mountbatten and the Radcliffe Line, the ensuing riots/genocide on both sides of the border, the perceived loss of Hindu's, idealistic dreamer named Nehru, Indo-China ties, the rise of the Indian bureaucrats, the convoluted democracy led in succession by Nehru family, tyranny of Indira Gandhi, Sanjay inspired emergency and search for spirituality among the new Indian middle class.
Gurcharan Das relates the life of Bauji, a `khatri' lawyer from East Punjab who represented the pre-independence progressive Indians. The ones, who used education to further the development of their people, who will lead India from freedom to glory. But Bauji got caught on the wrong side of the Radcliffe Line and did not believe that his countrymen will turn the joyous occasion of their freedom to one of the most hateful episode of communal riots in the modern history. Like many other unfortunate but brave souls with similar experience, Bauji builds his life again in free India, better life than his more fortunate countrymen. Alas, he finds out that the country he dreamed about is being run as an inefficiency and bad politics. His grandson, Arjun, carries his torch of middle class honesty, stubborn sense of justice and good-natured industry. The boundaries of a rigid Hindu society are extended by these bold, sensuous `khatri' males.
I hope some day; all Indians are literate to read books like these. So that we can hang our head in shame for religion based politics and riots. This will stop politicians, from asking us to be Hindus, Tamil, Muslim, etc., before being human.
The story of three generations of a family in a drastically changing world. A prominent lawyer in Lyallpur than India, now Pakistan is drawn into the upheveal that comes with the creation of a new nation. Even more his daughter, Tara, who prefers to work as a schoolteacher, not quite the profession of a member of an upper class family. When India gains independence from Britain in 1947 Lyallpur becomes part of the new Muslim country of Pakistan. This family and millions of non-Muslim Indians must emigrate and adapt to a complete change in lifestyle.
Can this story, so typical for the 20th century come to a happy end? Find out for yourself.

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