The Exiles

The Exiles Book Summary of The Exiles A sensual and searing exploration of desire infidelity and faith this lush novel draws inspiration from archetypal Hindu mythology and romantic Sufi poetry evoking unforg

  • Title: The Exiles
  • Author: Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
  • ISBN: 9350290626
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Summary of The Exiles A sensual and searing exploration of desire, infidelity and faith, this lush novel draws inspiration from archetypal Hindu mythology and romantic Sufi poetry, evoking unforgettable characters to explore how with a new world come new freedoms, and with them, the choices that could change everything we know about those we thought we knew, includingBook Summary of The Exiles A sensual and searing exploration of desire, infidelity and faith, this lush novel draws inspiration from archetypal Hindu mythology and romantic Sufi poetry, evoking unforgettable characters to explore how with a new world come new freedoms, and with them, the choices that could change everything we know about those we thought we knew, including ourselves Pooja Kapoor, a betrayed wife and mother, begins to question her beliefs and marriage when she discovers that her husband Rahul has fallen in love with a young Muslim man Lonely and desperate for divine intervention, she is forced to confront painful truths about the past to make sense of the present Narrated from the perspective of the wife, husband and lover, The Exiles is a classic tale of love and loss set in Kenya, India and finally, Los Angeles where it culminates in an epic conclusion About the Author Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla is an accomplished film maker and author of the critically acclaimed novel, Ode to Lata He wrote and produced the film adaptation of Ode to Lata, and has just completed his forthcoming film, Embrace Dhalla s work has been celebrated at The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York and Yale University s prestigious Master s Tea.

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    1. I’ll be frank and tell you guys that I was quite apprehensive about picking up this book. It is mainly because I have very little experience with LGBT literature. Oh of course I have read fiction novels where a supporting character was Gay or Lesbian, but never the protagonist. But so far my short experience in book blogging community has taught me to pick up new things with an open mind so as to enjoy and explore wider genres. So I agreed and man, am I glad now that I picked this one up!The s [...]

    2. The book makes an average start but gets better with every passing chapter and culminating into a very emotional end. The end is so powerful that you actually grieve with Pooja and mourns her loss. I also liked the chapter on Kenya which brought a fresh change to the otherwise one track story.The book although had factual errors on Indian Mythology but was able to drive home the points on religious tolerance on homosexuality.

    3. Absolutely beautifully captured. So gripping, and poetic. It leaves you conflicted and torn, but warm. A recommended read!

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