The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
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The Age of Shiva Summary
Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him.
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"Suri's vivid portrait of a woman in post-independence India engages timeless themes of self-determination." - Publishers Weekly.
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Manil Suri Author Biography
Manil Suri was born in July, 1959 in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). He
spent several years of his life acquiring degrees in mathematics (B.Sc. (1979),
University of Bombay; M.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983), Carnegie-Mellon University)
followed by several years climbing the academic ladder as a mathematics
professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (assistant
(198389), associate (198994), full professor (1994present). This is
the only job he has ever had, and he is amazed to wake up and discover (on most
days) that he still likes it.
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