The Age of Shiva Reviews
"Suri's vivid portrait of a woman in post-independence India engages timeless themes of self-determination." - Publishers Weekly.
"Non-Indian readers will be able to relate to the family dynamics here, but a passing knowledge of Indian customs and recent history, especially during Indira Gandhi's four-term rule as prime minister (196677; 198084), would be helpful." - Library Journal.
"The Age of Shiva admittedly has its doldrums. The bland Dev seems unbelievable in the pop music scene. For many, many pages, we wish Meera would rid herself of this parasite. Describing drift, the narrative itself lapses into drift. And those chapters in which Meera addresses her son fall into an irritatingly cloying tone.
Still, the patient reader will be rewarded. Amid a tumultuous era of Indian history, Suri tells a bittersweet love story imbued with timeless mythic overtones. His Meera fascinates and infuriates. What matters most is that he makes us care." - The San Francisco Chronicle.
"While The Age of Shiva is smartly written, you may wish that Suri had cut short this extended foray into Meera's cramped, queasy reality. B." - Entertainment Weekly.
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