Where the Rain is Born: Writing About Kerala

3.81 avg rating
( 199 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780143029199: Where the Rain is Born: Writing About Kerala

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nair, Anita
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 334612

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.61
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Book Condition: New. 0143029193 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Edition, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # MO9780143029199

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 10.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nair, Anita
Published by PENGUIN
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN. N.A. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 264456

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 7.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.61
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin Books India (2002)
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India, 2002. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 15 x 23 cm. The southernmost part of India was born, it is said, when the mighty Parasurama?sixth avatar of Vishnu?threw his battle axe to carve out the territory that would henceforth be his. And thus begins the story of Kerala, the land of coconut palms (kera), backwaters and lagoons; joyous temple festivals, classical kathakali and ayurvedic healing. In this anthology, writers as diverse as Arundhati Roy, Ramachandra Guha, O.V. Vijayan, Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer and Kamala Das combine to bring alive the languid beauty and charged social and political ethos of this tiny state that has been listed as one of the top fifty holiday destinations in the world. Shashi Tharoor writes of indolent summer vacations spent in his grandmother?s house in a small village in southern Kerala; Alexander Frater captures in mesmerizing prose the spectacle of the dark monsoon clouds as they rush towards the coast, heralding the arrival of the south-west monsoon in India; Pankaj Mishra describes his experience in a ?no-Indians please? seaside hotel in Kovalam. Salman Rushdie?s evocation of life in Cochin, with its mixed Jewish and Portuguese legacies, brings alive the historical roots of the ancient port city, while Dalrymple, walking the narrow streets of contemporary Kochi, is surprised by the discovery of a living church of St. Thomas?the first known Christian visitor to these parts. At the other end of the spectrum are Father Alphonse and his band of villagers in idyllic Mayyazhi, Mukundan?s Mahe, where French and Malayali influences fight for dominance. Changing lifestyles and the gradual erosion of past values and traditions in favour of a seemingly modern, yet paradoxically conservative society engage the interest of several of the writers featured in this collection. The tempered nostalgia of being a part of the royal family of Thiruvananthapuram, the fierce patriotism of the ?Gulf-returned? Malayali, and the reality of male-female hierarchies in a community that likes to boast of its strong matrilineal traditions make for a bitter-sweet depiction of today?s Kerala where high literacy and excellent health care are balanced by the highest rates of suicide and unemployment in India. A combination of essays, short stories, poems and extracts from published works both in English and Malayalam?including perennial favourites like Chemmeen and The Legends of Khasak?this anthology affords a tantalizing glimpse into the rich and varied layers of experience that Kerala has to offer. Printed Pages: 324. Bookseller Inventory # 23082

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.51
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin Books India (2002)
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books India, 2002. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 15 x 23 cm. The southernmost part of India was born, it is said, when the mighty Parasuramaâ€"sixth avatar of Vishnuâ€"threw his battle axe to carve out the territory that would henceforth be his. And thus begins the story of Kerala, the land of coconut palms (kera), backwaters and lagoons; joyous temple festivals, classical kathakali and ayurvedic healing. In this anthology, writers as diverse as Arundhati Roy, Ramachandra Guha, O.V. Vijayan, Vaikkom Mohammad Basheer and Kamala Das combine to bring alive the languid beauty and charged social and political ethos of this tiny state that has been listed as one of the top fifty holiday destinations in the world. Shashi Tharoor writes of indolent summer vacations spent in his grandmother’s house in a small village in southern Kerala; Alexander Frater captures in mesmerizing prose the spectacle of the dark monsoon clouds as they rush towards the coast, heralding the arrival of the south-west monsoon in India; Pankaj Mishra describes his experience in a ‘no-Indians please’ seaside hotel in Kovalam. Salman Rushdie’s evocation of life in Cochin, with its mixed Jewish and Portuguese legacies, brings alive the historical roots of the ancient port city, while Dalrymple, walking the narrow streets of contemporary Kochi, is surprised by the discovery of a living church of St. Thomasâ€"the first known Christian visitor to these parts. At the other end of the spectrum are Father Alphonse and his band of villagers in idyllic Mayyazhi, Mukundan’s Mahe, where French and Malayali influences fight for dominance. Changing lifestyles and the gradual erosion of past values and traditions in favour of a seemingly modern, yet paradoxically conservative society engage the interest of several of the writers featured in this collection. The tempered nostalgia of being a part of the royal family of Thiruvananthapuram, the fierce patriotism of the ‘Gulf-returned’ Malayali, and the reality of male-female hierarchies in a community that likes to boast of its strong matrilineal traditions make for a bitter-sweet depiction of today’s Kerala where high literacy and excellent health care are balanced by the highest rates of suicide and unemployment in India. A combination of essays, short stories, poems and extracts from published works both in English and Malayalamâ€"including perennial favourites like Chemmeen and The Legends of Khasakâ€"this anthology affords a tantalizing glimpse into the rich and varied layers of experience that Kerala has to offer. Printed Pages: 324. Bookseller Inventory # 23082

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.39
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin India (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin India, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143029193

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 15.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143029193 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0143029193

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 21.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110143029193

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 42.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nair, Anita
Published by Penguin India (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin India, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The southernmost part of India was born, it is said, when the mighty Parasurama - sixth avatar of Vishnu - threw his battle axe to carve out the territory that would henceforth be his. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143029193

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 45.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Nair, Anita
ISBN 10: 0143029193 ISBN 13: 9780143029199
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801430291991.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 104.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds