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The setting and details of life in India is very descriptive and visual. Apr 03, Renita D’Silva rated it liked it.

After his parents death, he was looked after by his uncle who educated him until he was He crawls back to his bu shop and begs forgiveness from his boss. A protagonist to warm your heart.


Children 1 Rupa Bajwa is an Indian writer who lives and works in AmritsarPunjab as well as spending time in various other Indian cities and towns. I am the kind who judge a book solely by its title and cover, skipping the blurb and reviews.

His parents had instilled in him the import It was an interesting but ultimately depressing read. Through his work, he comes in contact with a large number of women from the upper class of bajws city – wives and daughters of prominent businessmen, professionals, academics, and so on.

Jan 15, Mary Mahoney rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering saru right now. But things hajwa work out that way since English is not the only thing his brief contact with the Kapoors expose him to. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Meanwhile, I think the author has managed to be a part of the novel too, literally, through the character of Rina Kapoor. His glimpse into a different world gives him an urgent sense of possibility.


It is a story of deprivation and rejection.

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Add both to Cart Add both to List. The sparkling, cool water, came fast and refreshing from the pipe. They were often dressed in saris. This is one of the rare books bawja will open one’s eyes. The background of the characters is artfully developed. This is a very good book, very well written. He loses his job.

That was the rupw straw. The first part deals with Ramchand and his progress towards a better life. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is distinctly tinged with sadness but makes me question, if our primal emotions are really that different or change so much based on our background of affluence or poverty.

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And something, some kind of stimulus that he experiences in that mansion, jolts him out of the state of barely existing and infuses a strange sort of enthusiasm in him. Some of the events seemed inevitable.

The main character, Ramchand, was very sympathetic. If you want to feel like you are living in India for a day or so read this super book. Little grim on the sufferings of various people. I read this book shortly after returning from my second trip to India. Then, comes another excursion, he’s sent on an errand to report the whereabouts of Chander another salesman.

The idea presented was herculean, the plot and characters are fantastic. One could assume some general meanings. A very balanced writing form an insider, as an outsider. It hints social standing in major cities. Email required Address never made public. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. All in all, The Sari Shop is a story that you should definitely read. He has no family, no friends and sadly no aspirations either. Exquisite and simplest writing blended with magically crafted minute details of simplest of the things.


WOW…another book done and the review too…You are super fast Smithu. The book has several stories, intricately woven into one. Then, comes another excursion, he’s sent on an errand to report the whereabouts of Chander another salesma This is an easy read and a good travelling companion.

But when he is sent out of the shop to take saris to the Kapoor household for their daughter’s wedding, he gets a glimpse of how the other 1 percent lives. The first part also shows the stark comparison of urban India amidst Amritsar. When he was sent to fetch Chander, he sees Chander fully drunk, and his wife Kamla laying inside the house being beaten.

One day, in mere frustration, she takes a sip of her husband’s alcoholic drink to find out what was that that made her husband a slave to it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Exposure to the grand style of the Kapoor home sparks a desire in Ramchand to improve himself and his surroundingsto brighten up his room with whitewash, to refresh his rusty English language skills, and to take more pains with his personal appearance.

However, there are a few character portrayals that probably did not require as much dealing that in turn tends to mislead the reader.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Here is my biggest problem with the book besides plotthere are endless references to specific things in India that are not commonly known by an American. Refresh and try again. Something that will not fail to capture your attention; and it will n A very, very strong message was sent forth!