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Author: Jaina Sanga
ISBN: 9381626839
Pages 326 pages
Publisher Tranquebar Press (October 10, 2012)
Language English
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by Jaina Sanga

Silk Fish Opium Paperback – October 10, 2012. by Jaina Sanga (Author). JAINA SANGA grew up in Bombay and moved to the US in 1980 as a student.

Silk Fish Opium Paperback – October 10, 2012. After receiving a PhD in English from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, she taught English and Cultural Studies for several years. Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals. Silk Fish Opium is her first novel. She lives in Dallas and travels to India frequently.

Silk Fish Opium book. Details (if other): Cancel. There are plenty of pitfalls for an author straying into such charged territory, and Jaina Sanga avoids them all deftly, keeping her eye on the ball

Silk Fish Opium book. There are plenty of pitfalls for an author straying into such charged territory, and Jaina Sanga avoids them all deftly, keeping her eye on the ball. She never forgets that at its root this is a classic story of forbidden love. Disturbing Here's the thing about this well-crafted, affecting novel: it manages to tell a deeply personal, well-realized love story against the backdrop of a grand historical event (Partition), without ever once falling into melodrama, pretension or political posturing.

As India claims that dream of sovereignty, Rohini must opt for one of two lives.

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Jaina Sanga has a P. in English from Case Western Reserve University and has taught English and South Asian Studies for a number of years before writing fiction. This event is part of Elliot Bay Book Company's "Voices of South & Central Asia. For more details about the event visit ww. lliottbaybook. Elliot Bay Books (206) 624-6600.

Jaina Sanga' was born and grew up in Mumbai. She is the author of a novel, 'Silk Fish Opium', and a collection of stories, 'Train to Bombay'. She lives in Addison, Texas.

At a time of extraordinary ferment, when India is poised for Independence and Partition, young Rohini, the daughter of a wealthy Hindu silk-trader, dares to fall in love with Hanif, an ordinary Muslim musician. A relationship with Hanif comes with the dangers and thrills that Rohini has only read of in Western novels, with clandestine meetings in cinema halls and trysts at local train stations. Yet it also threatens to sever her from everything safe and familiar the sea-facing bungalow in Bombay, the security of familial love, the blessed ease of an arranged marriage to an affluent diamond merchant newly returned from South Africa. As India claims that dream of sovereignty, Rohini must opt for one of two lives. Will she embrace an existence that promises risk and happiness? Or choose one that comes with painless compromise, the kind her family had once made as traders in opium? Against the backdrop of an India transitioning from feudal aristocracy to industrial democracy, from colonial rule to Independence, Silk Fish Opium traces the journey of a girl from a land of imagination to one of vivid reality.
A fine read. The characters well-drawn, the sights, aromas and complexities of India through a time of wrenching transformation are portrayed in this wonderful page-turner of a book! I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in India, but also to those who love a good story. Looking forward hopefully to more from this author.
What happens to a young Indian woman of more than half a century ago, who is sure of her love, and yet must face great loss if she claims this love? This is an evocative, engaging story about a young woman and a young man (who plays the harmonium and composes his own songs), who hold to their ardent love for each other, flying in the face of their families' wishes for them to marry within their own religion. Filled with psychologically deft portraits, and told with a supple omniscient voice, this novel explores two overlapping yet distinct cultures (Hindu and Muslim) in India, before and after the Partition, through its compassionate vision and understanding of the two lovers, Hanif and Rohini. An entrancing story, which offers the wonderful benefit too of folding in intricate history about India and Pakistan, with a masterful lightness of touch.
The twists and turns of this book were interesting concerning sibling relationships. It also sent a message of everlasting hope.