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Paro

Paro

Dreams Of Passion

Namita Gokhale
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First published in 1984, to both notoriety
and critical acclaim, Paro remains a social
comedy without parallel in contemporary
Indian writing.
Paro, heroic temptress, glides like an exotic
bird of prey through the world of privilege
and Scotch that the rich of Bombay
and Delhi inhabit. She is observed closely
by the acid Priya, voyeur and obsessive
diarist, who lost her heart to the sewingmachine
magnate BR, and then BR
to Paro. But he is merely one among
a string of admirers. Paro has seduced
many: Lenin, the Marxist son of a cabinet
minister; the fat and sinister Shambhu
Nath Mishra, Congress Party éminence
grise; Bucky Bhandpur, test cricketer
and scion of a princely family; Loukas
Leoras, a homosexual Greek film director;
and, very nearly, Suresh, the lawyer on
the make whom Priya has married . . .

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jun/2011

ISBN: 9780143416968

Length : 164 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

Paro

Dreams Of Passion

Namita Gokhale

First published in 1984, to both notoriety
and critical acclaim, Paro remains a social
comedy without parallel in contemporary
Indian writing.
Paro, heroic temptress, glides like an exotic
bird of prey through the world of privilege
and Scotch that the rich of Bombay
and Delhi inhabit. She is observed closely
by the acid Priya, voyeur and obsessive
diarist, who lost her heart to the sewingmachine
magnate BR, and then BR
to Paro. But he is merely one among
a string of admirers. Paro has seduced
many: Lenin, the Marxist son of a cabinet
minister; the fat and sinister Shambhu
Nath Mishra, Congress Party éminence
grise; Bucky Bhandpur, test cricketer
and scion of a princely family; Loukas
Leoras, a homosexual Greek film director;
and, very nearly, Suresh, the lawyer on
the make whom Priya has married . . .

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Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale is a multi-faceted Indian novelist and publisher, and the author of Paro: Dreams of Passion (1984), Gods, Graves and Grandmother (1994), A Himalayan Love Story (1996), The Book of Shadows (1999), The Book of Shiva (2001) and Shakuntala: The Play of Memory (2005), all published by Penguin India. In her forthcoming anthology In Search of Sita, she re-examines the figure of Sita in both mythic and modern contexts.

The Puffin Mahabharata is her first book for young readers.

Suddhasattwa Basu is a painter, illustrator and animation film-maker, who studied at the College of Art, Calcutta. He is one of India's foremost illustrators of children's books. Among the books he has illustrated and designed are Khushwant Singh's Nature Watch, Ruskin Bond's To Live in Magic and V. Sulaiman's The Homecoming. He has also authored and illustrated a children's book The Song of a Scarecrow (Katha), for which he received the Chitrakatha Award 2003 for best children's book illustrations. He lives in Delhi and works under the banner of his company Raikhik Films.

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