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Ravan And Eddie by [Nagarkar, Kiran]

Ravan And Eddie Kindle Edition

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Length: 332 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Written by Kiran Nagarkar, Ravan And Eddie is a humorous tale of two boys, a Hindu and a Christian, and the people living in Mumbai s chawls.

This hilarious book revolves around two boys, Ravan, a Marathi Hindu, and Eddie, a Roman Catholic. The book has been set in the 1950s, just a few years after India obtained her independence. The religion and caste based division prevalent in the British Raj are still existing. Ravan and Eddie dwell in a chawl in Mumbai s Mazagaon area, and it is the events in their life in this chawl that make up the contents of this book. Ravan And Eddie sets off with an incident that can change many lives. When Eddie is still in his mother s womb, his father, Victor Coutinho, is head over heels in love with Ravan s mother, Parvati-bai. One day, he stands gazing at Parvati-bai hanging out clothes in the balcony of the fourth floor. He ends up catching little Ravan s interest, who decides to jump off his mother s grip towards Victor. Victor catches hold of Ravan, but Victor falls dead.

Eddie grows up hearing that Ravan is the reason behind the death of his father. Trouble seems to be his constant companion and he always avoids being around Ravan. Soon, he decides to join the Hindu Sabha, which enrages his mother, who pulls him to their church and gets him exorcised. At the same time, the Christian ways have always made Ravan curious. Ravan is confused about his religious philosophy and cannot understand why people call him a murderer.

Ravan and Eddie, authored by Kiran Nagarkar, describes the lives of the chawl and the people living there. The lives of the middle-class families who dwell there are mostly unhappy. They are disgruntled at living in such close quarters. The life in the chawl has been detailed in the book by the author. It describes the situations where everybody has a say in everything that everyone does.

Ravan and Eddie has been selected as one of the best ten novels about Mumbai. It takes its readers through a timeless journey of discovering oneself.

About the Author

Kiran Nagarkar was born in Mumbai. He wrote his first book in a language in which he had never written before - Marathi. The book was called Saat Sakkam Trechalis, recently translated as Seven Sixes are Forty-Three, and is considered a landmark in post-independence Indian literature. His novel in English, Ravan and Eddie, acclaimed as a literary bestseller, has been translated into Marathi.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1313 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (17 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B24FBLQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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