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Description-Hailed as 'a Buddhist Chekhov' by the San Franciso Chronicle, Samrat Upadhyay's writing has won high praise from stalwarts like Amitav Ghosh and Suketu Mehta.Set against the political upheavals in Nepal, Buddha's Orphans is the story of an orphaned boy, Raja and the girl he falls in love with, Nilu, a daughter of privilege. Their love story scandalizes their families, travelling through time and across the world, in search for lost children, exploring the possibility that past mistakes can, perhaps, be righted in the future branches of a family tree. Permeated with the sense of an unspoken connection to blood ties and how the past, even a past that we are ignorant of, inevitably haunts the present, Buddha's Orphans is an engrossing and unconventional love story, a seductive and transporting read.
- Publisher: Rupa & Co. (April 1, 2010)
- Language: English
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