The House Of Blue Mangoes: A Novel by David DavidarThe House Of Blue Mangoes: A Novel by David Davidar

The House Of Blue Mangoes: A Novel

byDavid Davidar

Paperback | March 4, 2003

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In 1899, in the south Indian village of Chevathar, Solomon Dorai is contemplating the imminent destruction of his world and everything he holds dear. As the thalaivar, or headman, of Chevathar, he seeks to preserve the village from both catastrophe and change, and the decisions he makes will mark his family for generations to come.

A gripping family chronicle, The House of Blue Mangoes spans nearly half a century and three generations of the Dorai family as they search for their place in a rapidly changing society. The novel brings vividly to life a small corner of India, while offering a stark indictment of colonialism and reflecting with great poignancy on the inexorable social transformations of the subcontinent.

Title:The House Of Blue Mangoes: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:March 4, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060936789

ISBN - 13:9780060936785

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“The book is huge in scope but intimate in detail . . . there are some magnificent set pieces”