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Rebirth Rebirth Is The Only Book On The Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist For Which Overseas Rights Are Yet To Be Granted For That Reason, If You Manage To Track Down This Book Outside India, You Re A Better Literary Detective Than I All Of Which Is A Shame, Because Reviews On The Sub Continent Suggest It Is A Delicate, Deeply Affecting Novel Deserving Of Wider Readership Set In Modern Day Bangalore, Kaberi Is Pregnant With A Longed For Child Nobody Else Knows About Neither Her Estranged, Unfaithful Husband, Nor Her Parents Or Friends Rebirth Takes The Form Of A Monologue From Mother To Baby In Which She Expresses Her Doubts About Her Marriage And Her Life, And Ultimately Seeks, And Finds, Some Form Of Redemption In Time, It S Likely Its Shortlisting Will Open It Up To A Bigger ReadershipFrom Themillions Rebirth by Jahnavi Barua is a book which takes you through different dimensions of all the relationships a woman has with her parents, with her friends, with her in laws, with her family like neighbors, and most importantly with her yet to be born baby, and herself In the novel, while the protagonist, Kaberi, unknowingly goes on a journey to find herself, as female readers, we find ourselves too The relation between a mother and a child is highlighted, and that part of the story is not just Rebirth by Jahnavi Barua is a book which takes you through different dimensions of all the relationships a woman has with her parents, with her friends, with her in laws, with her family like neighbors, and most importantly with her yet to be born baby, and herself In the novel, while the protagonist, Kaberi, unknowingly goes on a journey to find herself, as female readers, we find ourselves too The relation between a mother and a child is highlighted, and that part of the story is not just touching, its divine, like the relation itself Genre Domestic Fiction Deals with marriage, infidelity, abandonment, pregnancy This book revolves around Kaveri who got married without knowing the man she is married to She has to move to Bangalore after her marriage which was far away from the place she grew up.She has to start her life all over again in a new place, adapting to the circumstances without any complaints But in due course of time she has to deal with an unfaithful husband, pangs of loneliness and loss of her childhood fri Genre Domestic Fiction Deals with marriage, infidelity, abandonment, pregnancy This book revolves around Kaveri who got married without knowing the man she is married to She has to move to Bangalore after her marriage which was far away from the place she grew up.She has to start her life all over again in a new place, adapting to the circumstances without any complaints But in due course of time she has to deal with an unfaithful husband, pangs of loneliness and loss of her childhood friend as well as the death of her father.Only after the death of her father, she came to know the bitter truth from her mother why her father remained aloof which she will always hold a grudge about forever without which her troubled relationship with her father would have been settled much earlier when he was alive.The story grips the reader in such a way through all kinds of emotions sadness, uncertainties of life, love, betrayal.Raw feelings regarding bandonment as well as coming to terms with emotions so deep have been portrayed well.The story ends on such a good note that the reader will feel triumphant at the end,feeling life is worth all the pain if it is to end in such a way This book came to my notice when it was praised in the Literary Review section of The Hindu For the recommendation of some very lesser known books this has proved to be quite effective The story is of a woman from North east of India who lived all her life in the small city of Guwahati and suddenly has to experience of living with her husband in Bangalore Some details have been shared about her experiences of living in a small town which has remained disturbed for long but still exudes the This book came to my notice when it was praised in the Literary Review section of The Hindu For the recommendation of some very lesser known books this has proved to be quite effective The story is of a woman from North east of India who lived all her life in the small city of Guwahati and suddenly has to experience of living with her husband in Bangalore Some details have been shared about her experiences of living in a small town which has remained disturbed for long but still exudes the warmth to its residents Barua has shared the pain and prowess shown by a woman in the most bizarre but utterly possible situations The inner conflicts and confusions ensued when the protagonist tried to grapple with the promises of motherhood and betrayal of her love has been shown meticulously This book should be read for the sheer fun of details of emotions and the discrepancies of life Jahnavi Barua s Rebirth is such a delicate and under stated book that it is perhaps no surprise it should prove so elusive for sale, its publisher Penguin India rather archly reminds us on its contents page, in the Indian Subcontinent only yet deserving to resonate with a much wider audience.Hopefully, the frustration of restricted rights is about to change Barua s debut novel, set both in bustling, modern Bangalore and the Assam region from which she hails, has a real chance of carrying of Jahnavi Barua s Rebirth is such a delicate and under stated book that it is perhaps no surprise it should prove so elusive for sale, its publisher Penguin India rather archly reminds us on its contents page, in the Indian Subcontinent only yet deserving to resonate with a much wider audience.Hopefully, the frustration of restricted rights is about to change Barua s debut novel, set both in bustling, modern Bangalore and the Assam region from which she hails, has a real chance of carrying off the prestigious MAN Asian Literary Prize, for which it has already been shortlisted.If such an accolade does hasten the arrival of Rebirth on the global market, then it will be confirmation of the adage that good things come to those who wait a fitting phrase, also, for a story of which patience proves one of its finest virtues.Kaberi discovers she is pregnant shortly after her husband leaves her, ostensibly because of her failure to bear him a child He is a selfish, violent man, who is nevertheless still capable of occasional moments of tenderness This erratic behaviour lies at the heart of Kaberi s dilemma at the start of the novel to tell him, and surely hasten his return, or risk an uncertain future alone Rebirth is written as a monologue from Kaberi to her unborn child It may sound twee, but it is, in fact, an ingenious example of the effectiveness of first person narration deeply touching, but never sentimental restrained, but never frustrating patient, but always page turning.There are parallels here with another longlisted title, Anuradha Roy s The Folded Earth Like Roy, Barua underpins her work with a rich evocation of her surroundings, from the birdsong in the gardens of urban Bangalore to the slinking tigers and the irresistible and conveniently metaphorical Brahmaputra river flowing through the heart of her home region.Like Roy, Barua has the ability to flirt with clich to positive effect She defly avoids the obvious pitfalls this does not become a novel about keeping secrets, nor is it a familiar tale of a downtrodden wife trapped in an arranged marriage there is, in fact, no suggestion that being arranged has contributed to its breakdown rather a chastening experience for illicit western eyes sometimes too quick to judge this aspect of some parts of Indian culture.It is also emphatically, unashamedly middle class Kaberi has a doting maid and meets her friends for coffee shop cappucinos, while her husband, when he is around, heads out in a shirt and tie to provide for his wife and future child So what Who says modern Indian literature at least that which has breached international boundaries must be the preserve of risen up lower castes or religious fundamentalists This is a story of everyday Indians facing everyday Indian issues, and is all the better for it The setting for the latter part of the book switches to Assam, part of the lobster shaped appendage to India s far north east, and the childhood and family home of both Kaberi and her husband.It is a region scarred by political protests and insurgency, memories which remain particularly raw for Kaberi, whose inseparable childhood friend Joya was killed there by terrorists Home among family, it is sometimes easy for her to feelalone than ever.Throughout, Barua never loses her poise, never succumbs to the temptation to lend unnecessary urgency or drama to her story There are no scenes of pot throwing outrage at Ron s infidelity no attempt to use Kaberi s hormones as an excuse for erratic behaviour on the contrary, they afford her a renewed feeling of tranquility and empowerment.What Barua has achieved is something beautifully simple, achingly real, and which, for all its lack of what you might call a conventional plot, proves ferociously readable.It will leave you yearning for , both of this book and its author Hopefully, the publicity afforded by Barua s deserved shortlisting will belatedly give her the platform she deserves

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