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Afternoon Raag

Afternoon Raag

by Amit Chaudhuri, introduction by James Wood

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A young man arrives in Oxford and finds himself involved in relationships with two women, neither of which is destined for fulfillment.

Interspersed between glimpses of students' lives and friendships are fragmentary memories of the narrator's parents, the death of his music teacher, and the world of North Indian classical music itself.

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Series: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9781681378046
Pages: 144
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As much an extended prose poem as a novel, this is the account of a young Bengali man studying at Oxford and caught in a complicated love triangle. . . . Intensely moving, superbly written, this is a novel about belonging; of new worlds and old homes.
—Abir Mukherjee, The Guardian

[Chaudhuri's] very measured, almost poetic prose, which evokes more than it narrates, and the austere economy of his novels, which are one fourth the size of an average Indian novel, make him distinctive: here is a painter not of large and garish Indian murals, but of portraits in miniature of everyday life.
—Pankaj Mishra, The New York Review of Books

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