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The cauliflower

Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set for the most part in nineteenth-century Calcutta, it chronicles the life of 'Uncle', a spiritual leader and guru. Structured in short vignettes that skip backwards and forwards in time, it mixes Hindu parables and myth with descriptions of the often brutal and archaic traditions of the region at the time (and a fair number of haikus) to create a vivid and vital portrait of the birth of modern India. It is a book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Ramakrishna; Ramakrishna
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Barker
ISBN: 9781785150661 1785150669 9781785150654 1785150650
OCLC Number: 920720747
Description: 327 pages ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Nicola Barker.

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To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna - godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, he is the Brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and long-time  Read more...

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"The punk poet, or madcap magician, of a particularly dismal sort of English environment ... [The Cauliflower] does somehow cohere into a complex, satisfying whole ... A collection of free-standing Read more...

 
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