Sari Shop A Novel by Rupa BajwaSari Shop A Novel by Rupa Bajwa

Sari Shop A Novel

byRupa Bajwa

Paperback | June 21, 2005

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Ramchand, a tired shop assistant in Sevak Sari House in Amritsar, spends his days patiently showing yards of fabric to the women of "status families" and to the giggling girls who dream of dressing up in silk but can only afford cotton. When Ramchand is sent to show his wares to a wealthy family preparing for their daughter's wedding, he is jolted out of the rhythm of his narrow daily life. His glimpse into a different world gives him an urgent sense of possibility. And so he attempts to recapture the hope that his childhood had promised, arming himself with two battered English grammar books, a fresh pair of socks, and a bar of Lifebuoy soap. But soon these efforts turn his life upside down, bringing him face to face with the cruelties on which his very existence depends. Reading group guide included.
Rupa Bajwa is a writer currently living in Amritsar, India.
Title:Sari Shop A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 21, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039332690X

ISBN - 13:9780393326901


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An interesting read.. I read this book over a period of a week and a half. It is a good story multilayered and having very literary elements. A story about injustice in the modern world and an ordinary person's reaction to it. The story flows in a nice rhythm and written with great attention to detail. A good book to read in one's spare time...
Date published: 2015-05-13

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"Readers will take pleasure in this new South Asian voice."