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    PDF or EBOOK The Immortals Æ Amit Chaudhuri Amit Chaudhuri ✓ 8 Free download Summary The Immortals I have to say I was disappointed with this book I wanted to stop reading it but I never stop reading a book once I have started I kept thinking there would be a redemption at the end but there wasn't I didn't care about the characters I wanted to care but I didn't I can not recommend this This was the first book

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    PDF or EBOOK The Immortals Æ Amit Chaudhuri Amit Chaudhuri ✓ 8 Free download The Immortals is a tale of two families one luxuriating in a new world of corporate affluence and the other getting by on the old world of musical tradition Together they are joined by a “common day to day pursuit of music”Music is the thread that ties this book together and Amit Chaudhuri knows his stuff He is himself a composer and musician and the meticulous detail and grand amount of exposition is clearly written by a man who has

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    PDF or EBOOK The Immortals Æ Amit Chaudhuri Being a classically trained Indian musician myself I thought reading a book about the subject by an actual musician might be right up my alley And Amit Chaudhuri's The Immortals could have been very compelling if it weren't for a few teensy

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    PDF or EBOOK The Immortals Æ Amit Chaudhuri characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Amit Chaudhuri Sorry I got about 50 pages in another reviewer calls this book languid I agree But it would be interesting to those who grew up in India and are familiar with the music teaching milieu

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    Summary The Immortals characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Amit Chaudhuri Amit Chaudhuri ✓ 8 Free download This was a beautifully written intelligent novel about two families; one a wealthy corporate family the other a multi generational family of traditional musicians These families are tied together by music one being a teacher to the mother an

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    PDF or EBOOK The Immortals Æ Amit Chaudhuri Couldn't get through this one Read about a third and gave up It went no where and was very confusing with all the Indian names

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Summary The Immortals

characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Amit Chaudhuri The Immortals Summary » 8 The award winning author of A New World now gives us an incantatory novel at once plaintive and comic about the powerful undercurrent of cultural and familial tradition in a society enthralled with the futureBombay in the 1980s Shyam Lal is a highly regarded voice teacher trained by his father in the classical idiom but happily engaged in teaching the popular songs to well to do women whose modern way of life he covets Sixteen. I have to say I was disappointed with this book I wanted to stop reading it but I never stop reading a book once I have started I kept thinking there would be a redemption at the end but there wasn t I didn t care about the characters I wanted to care but I didn t I can not recommend this This was the first book I read by this author not sure I would read another

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The Immortals

characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Amit Chaudhuri The Immortals Summary » 8 Year old Nirmalya Sengupta is the romantically rebellious scion of an affluent family who wants only to study Indian classical music With a little push from Nirmalya’s mother Shyam’s prize pupil Shyam agrees to accept Nirmalya as his student entering into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting conseuences in both their lives As the novel unfolds we see how their two families come to challenge and change each o. I got this book on a whim on account of the beautifully packaged paperback and the blurbs which anointed it from multiple sources as among the best of books of 2009 I m not sure if 2009 was a particularly poor year in literature but surely this book despite its occasionally exuisitely crafted prose is not as good as it could have got that year The primary problem with the novel is not even that it doesn t have much by way of plot it s just that it is not particularly interesting or satisfying in its denouement Oh and a side note the name Immortals may mislead some to believe this is some addition to the superhero canon but it is nothing to do with Marvel like fare The name is a reference to the state of transcendent immortality that some singers are capable of inducing in their listeners as the passage below alludes to There are some singers whose voices are so melodious that they bring to existence for their listeners the fictive world of kinnars gods and apsaras from which they seem to be briefly visiting us their music brings to this world the message of that other one to which they ll eventually returnThe story focuses on two distinct families in the Mumbai of around half a century ago bound by their devotion and love for music It s an interesting time period the 1970 s and 80 s before India moved into globalization and free market economics We have Shyamlal a talented musician who in spite of his love for classical music and being the son of a well respected classical music doyen realizes early on that he needs to temper his idealism with a practical approach to get ahead in the world Or at least to get ahead in the world which he wishes to be a part of This is the world which is inhabited by the Sengupta s and their ilk families to whom Shyamlal and his family members serve as music tutors It is the Sengupta s who occupy the major portions of the narrative though This includes the upwardly mobile business executive Apurva his wife the potentially talented singer Mallika and their disaffected son Nirmalya Apurva and Mallika met and got married via that most venerable of traditional methods for coupling the arranged marriage They end up in Mumbai where Apurva is seen as a natural chief executive in waiting for the current incumbent a relic from colonial times Mr Dyer As her husband rises up the ranks of the corporate ladder Mallika is mostly satisfied in playing the part of a dutiful wife to him and making sure to be seen at all the parties that matter in their world However a part of her yearns to be recognized for her singing which she tries to keep polished with the help of various tutors till she zeroes in on Shyamlal Her husband is faithful in his belief in her talents and tries to lightly grease the middle men machinery to get her a break to cut a record However various roadblocks like a persistent Bengali accent and ambivalent interest on her part keeps her forever a recreational singer Not that she is particularly perturbed by it most of the time But her son Nirmalya has developed a casual disdain of the material world and exhorts both his mother and Shyamlal to pursue the pure form of classical music which he believes their talents deserve Of course Nirmalya s own disaffections of the material and glitzy world his parents move around in is probably typical of the well to do adolescent with not much care of earning a living themselves yet on their horizon As Nirmalya develops varying interests like classical music and philosophy his studies take him to England where he mostly confines himself to a solitary existenceI suppose the book has to be applauded for its refusal to give into maudlin and overly sentimental family drama Things in these families mostly move on in an even keel Even their disappointments and exultations are tempered with atypical restraint which is fine But it would have been nice to have at least one beating heart for the reader to identify with and invest in Characters are introduced we are woven into their daily surroundings and then it just ends without any kind of real arc being brought in to their storylines Neither Nirmalya s nor Mallika s passion for music are explored much in terms of where they are going with it It s just there Pleasant enough to read with interesting descriptions of Mumbai spots of the time period when even places like Ghatkopar were considered outer limits and the differences in living circumstances of the time for various families as well as a few intimate descriptions of musical interludes But it would have been nice for it to all have gone somewhere or meant something for the reader For a hardened critic or prize judging panel it may have some attractions but for the regular reader I would cautiously recommend it

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characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Amit Chaudhuri The Immortals Summary » 8 Ther and how student and teacher slowly mesh their differing visions of the world and what place music holds in it With exuisite sensuous detail with uiet humor generosity and unsentimental poignancy The Immortals gives us a luminous portrait of the spiritual and emotional force of a revered Indian tradition of two fundamentally different but intricately intertwined families and of a society choosing between the old and the new. This was a beautifully written intelligent novel about two families one a wealthy corporate family the other a multi generational family of traditional musicians These families are tied together by music one being a teacher to the mother and son of the wealthy Sengupta family However the book was rather boring and I am not opposed to slow moving books Perhaps it is because I did not really grasp the cultural nuances and the number of Hindu phrases detracted from the flow of my reading as I did not understand them and no glossary accompanied the book I did become rather interested in the story of the adolescent Nirmalya Sengupta though especially in the second half of the novel However I could easily have given up on this novel but persevered as I am trying hard not to give up too easily on novels and this is why I can give it now than 3 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Immortals
  • Amit Chaudhuri
  • English
  • 12 October 2018
  • 9780307270221