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The Garden of Solitude Paperback – 1 December 2010

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About the Author

Siddhartha Gigoo was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, in 1974. He left Kashmir in 1990 due to the political turmoil and militancy. He studied English Literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, he works for Tata Consultancy Services and lives with his wife and daughter in New Delhi. The Garden of Solitude is his debut novel. He has also written two poetry books, Fall and Other Poems (1994) and Reflections (1995).

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rupa (1 December 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 260 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8129117185
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8129117182
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 214 g
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth trying out.
By Reading_Tam_Ishly on 30 January 2019
This is a story telling about the days where there are freedom fights and restlessness amongst the people living in Kashmir. So many of the men and women have been killed in the process.
Muslims get targeted and killed. Women getting raped and murdered.
Young adolescents lured with the promise of training to gain freedom and in the process end up dying for nothing.
The story focusses more more in the Pandit community more than the Muslims as opposed to the plot.
The characters are many, yet not all of them do not hold much importance or connection with the plot.
Character build up is weak.
The plot lying somewhere lost in between the disconnected sentences.
The ending do not have much impact as it should regarding such a scenario.
The main protagonist Sridar was ok. Being wanting to become a well known published writer and the part he is playing in the story cannot be that well related.
Did not like anything about the book.
Well, this book as a whole is better than the first book by the same author.
In the coming days I doubt if I would ever pick up another book by the same author.
*Not worth the plot.
*Not worth your time and money.
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Reviewed in India on 9 October 2018