Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami

Tamarind Mem

byAnita Rau Badami

Kobo ebook | January 29, 2010

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A beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India’s railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is travelling through India. Both are forced into the past to confront their dreams and losses and to explore the love that binds mothers and daughters everywhere.
Title:Tamarind MemFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307375307

ISBN - 13:9780307375308

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Interesting read. The lives of the characters have many facets. The way they interwine and develope over the years, the hardships, etc
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I have read other books by Anita Rau Badami and have really enjoyed them. This book however, was just okay. I found it a little confusing at times, as it jumped around from one person to another. Not one of Anita's better books :(
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You GOTTA read this!!! I have'nt read another book that captures the relation between mothers & daugthers with so much poignancy,nostalgia and above all,truth.Maybe,I related so well because I am Indian,like the author,and can relate to many of the sights &sounds that are peculiar to India.Yet,there is something inde in her book that transcends all cultural & political boundries.The reason I gave her a 4(instead of a 5) is because once in a while I thought her prose strained a bit too much to sound "cute"(things like 'neverever' and 'like this only')But otherwise it's a excellent novel.
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