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The House of Blue Mangos In 1899, In The South Indian Village Of Chevathar, Renowned For Its Groves Of A Rare Variety Of Blue Mango, Solomon Dorai Is Contemplating The Imminent Destruction Of His World And Everything He Holds Dear As The Thalaivar, Or Headman, Of Chevathar, He Seeks To Preserve The Village From Both Catastrophe And Change, And The Decisions He Makes Will Mark His Family For Generations To Come Richly Emotional And Abundant In Historical Detail, The House Of Blue Mangoes Is A Gripping Family Chronicle That Spans Nearly A Half Century And Three Generations Of The Dorai Family As They Search For Their Place In A Rapidly Changing Society Whether Recruited Into The Burgeoning Independence Movement, Apprenticed In Ancient Medical Arts, Or Managing A British Tea Plantation, The Dorai Men Nevertheless Find Themselves Drawn Back To Their Ancestral Land By Profound Emotional Ties That Transcend Even The Most Powerful Forces Of History.


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10 thoughts on “The House of Blue Mangos

  1. says:

    The House of Blue Mangoes is an attempt at writing an epic multi generational saga, but like most of these stories, it flounders at the end and the family becomes graduallyandboring Solomon Dorai is a non Brahmin Christian, belonging to a caste that appears to be somewhat high on t


  2. says:

    I read this because I read comparisons to Vikram Seth s A Suitable Boy, which I loved, but Davidar s book is not in the same league The House of Blue Mangoes starts out strong and contains some beautiful passages, but overall it is a mess, disjointed, poorly edited, and a little bit pointles


  3. says:

    I suspect I might have felt as if I were skimming this book, even if I hadn t been skimming it in fact The pace seemed rushed at times, and overall the story felt superficial Maybe because it was I m not sure this was actually a story, to tell the truth Certainly the characters were not characters I


  4. says:

    There are two angles I d like to take when writing about this book The book as an experience As an experience this book satisfies the Tamil whim in me in every which way The descriptions, the names, the settings, the conflicts every single aspect of what I can only define as mann vaasanai the raw smell of the


  5. says:

    The beginning was rather slow, may be because it is set in the late 1800 s After that I got used to the writing style and the story picked up Solomon Dorai who tries to maintian peace among the various castes in Chevathar, his sons Aaron and Daniel both heading different priorities and Solomon s grandson Kannan are th


  6. says:

    A truly exhilarating book because it has many layers of complexity It may be a little difficult for people not of Indian origin to fully comprehend some of the social issues relating to caste What makes the book all theexciting is that though there are references to caste, Davidar does not explicitly me...


  7. says:

    A sweeping saga in a way reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez s One hundred years of solitude.It is the end of the 19th century and headman Solomon Dorai of the village of Chevathar in Southern India is desperately fighting against a world that is changing and to hold the remaining members of his family together and for them to uphold


  8. says:

    A brilliant read, exceptionally well imagined written, I m just surprised that this book isn t better known.


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The only part of the book that inspired any emotion in me was the first section, specifically the treatment of women and interactions between castes All of that emotion was negative After Daniel decided to go back home, I lost interest and skimmed much of the rest of the boo


  10. says:

    Tamil movie meets a rambling mega soap operaReviewed here it should have been three different books A trilogy or something.Chevathar Having watched endless Tamil movies with caste wars, this part of the book played in my head as a Thevar Magan like movie with Kamal Hassan playing Solomon Dorai and Napolean as Muthu Vedhar Detailed descriptions and lyrical prose


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