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Boats on Land : A Collection of Short Stories

Boats on Land : A Collection of Short Stories
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Boats on Land is a unique way of looking at India’s northeast against a larger historical canvas—the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, the missionaries and conversions to Christianity. This is a world in which the everyday is infused with folklore and an unshakeable belief in the supernatural. Here, a girl dreams of being a firebird. An artist watches souls turn into trees. A man shape-shifts into a tiger. Another is bewitched by water fairies. Political struggles and social unrest interweave with fireside tales and age-old superstitions. Winner of the Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar Award, Janice Pariat quietly captures our fragile and awkward place in the world...

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Sold ByRandom House Publications
AuthorJanice Pariat
ISBN-139788184005028
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish

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Boats on Land is a unique way of looking at India’s northeast against a larger historical canvas—the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, the missionaries and conversions to Christianity. This is a world in which the everyday is infused with folklore and an unshakeable belief in the supernatural. Here, a girl dreams of being a firebird. An artist watches souls turn into trees. A man shape-shifts into a tiger. Another is bewitched by water fairies. Political struggles and social unrest interweave with fireside tales and age-old superstitions. Winner of the Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar Award, Janice Pariat quietly captures our fragile and awkward place in the world.

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