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The House of Blue Mangoes Lib/E In , 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 ComeRichly 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


About the Author: David Davidar

David Davidar is an author and publisher He was educated at Madras now Chennai and Harvard University where he obtained a diploma in publishing In 1985, while still in his mid twenties, he became one of the founding members of Penguin in India, where he edited or published authors like Kiran Desai, Arundhati Roy, Vikram Seth, Vikram Chandra, Rohinton Mistry, and Salman Rushdie.



10 thoughts on “The House of Blue Mangoes Lib/E

  1. says:

    Minor spoilers ahead 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 b


  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 was taken in by the cover And guess who went out and bought planted a mango tree No, TWO mango trees Yeah I am a dangerous reader.This three generation look at the adventures of a family in India, interlinks with historical facts It s a purely fictional world, however, but written so skillfully tha


  4. 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 think thi


  5. 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 earth hi


  6. says:

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


  7. 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 the main characters


  8. 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 mention the actual names of the caste groups


  9. 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 the traditional w


  10. 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 book Even th


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