Freedom Song
Fiction

Freedom Song

Overview

Khuku, a housewife, is irritated with the Muslims because their call to prayer wakes her up early every morning; her husband, a retired businessman, has been hired to cure a 'sick’ sweet factory that doesn't particularly want to be cured. Across town, Khuku's brother worries about his son's affiliations with the Communist Party, but only because they may affect his ever-so-gradually coalescing marriage prospects. Freedom Song is vintage Amit Chaudhuri, playing with big ideas while evoking the smallest aspects of everyday life with acute tenderness and extraordinary beauty.

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244 Pages | ISBN13 9780143419426
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Amit Chaudhuri
Amit Chaudhuri
He is a professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. He is the author of five novels and numerous works of non- fiction, most recently Calcutta. Chaudhuri has received several awards such as the commonwealth Writer's Prize ( South Asia and Europe Region, Best First Book,1991), the UK's Society of Authors' Betty Trask Award for best first novel (1991), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction ( 2000), the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002), and most recently the Infosys Prize for humalities and the West Bengal government's Rabindra Puraskar for his writing on Tagore. He was made fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009 and was also one of the judges for the Man Booker International Prize 2009.
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