Anita Desai is one of India’s foremost writers. She has written numerous works of fiction, including Clear Light of Day (), In Custody (), and Fasting. Editions. Journey To Ithaca . Anita Desai · Paperback · Ebook. View more editions. Buy from Buy from – arrow icon. Hive · Waterstones. In trying to unravel the reasons for a young man’s search for spiritual realisation, this book combines the ambitions of a literary work with the.

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When i first read this, i found it exotic and passionate. Dec 01, Pages. Showing of 8 reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Journey to Ithaca

Amazon Music Stream millions of journe. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Oh, and Westerners need to stop looking to India for all their mystical spirit fulfilling dreams, painting the whole nation with broad strokes of “ohms” and “gooroos” and then descending into a cloud of ganja when they actually hit the ground.

How Librarians know that it is super hard to recommend exactly the right book for someone else. A truly rich, beautiful, and compelling story that makes the reader loathe to put the book down.

Former MP shifted to high-security jail after he allegedly assaulted businessman in prison Bollywood in I am no sinner. However, I am a stickler cesai a satisfying plot; I’m a sucker for admirable characters; and I really hate books with no satisfying ending. But Sophie could not share Matteo’s enthusiasm about searching for “the mystery that is the heart of India” joutney the exhausting expedition and even after such a short time spent in the country, she had no doubt that it was a culture to which she would never belong.


View all 4 comments. In India, together they visit swamis, gurus, ashrams – always searching. Interesting, thoughtful story about seeking, and sometimes finding, set in europe and india. Was there a point to this story other than men really suck? When we learn the Mother’s story, we see it as an earlier version of their own — the story of a young girl growing up in Cairo and finding her way East by joining a troupe of Indian dancers she has met in Europe.

Sep 28, Histteach24 rated it it was ok. Why would anyone want to write such a book? Refresh and try again. A descriptive book dealing with the various journeys undertaken by the three main protagonists to various parts of the world and into themselves.

Sure, there are fake deeai who are doing what they do for the money. In Bombay they met Pierre Eduard who took them to an elderly woman who performed a few tricks as a form of worship to the glory of Shiva.

A stirring and profound novel of spiritual quests and emotional exile. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. For me the ending was what sealed the deal… Sometimes it is just better that way — not knowing what really happens next and leave it up to the readers to make out an ending. But the author was not able to present them properly. Sep 16, Alka rated it liked it Shelves: I agree, Bombay has gotten disgusting over the years but during the years described in the book, I know for a fact, that its near impossible.


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Anita Desai joruney born and educated in India. For me the ending was what sealed the deal However I have been really disappointed by it, and ultimately didn’t really know what Anita Desai was getting at. One that I would recommend as a good read! On one hand the story gives us a look into the life of a couple who are bonded yet broken through their needs. Will Matteo’s studying with a swami at a distant ashram help him recover his senses?

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Dec 01, Pages Buy. May 11, Shaquib Chowdhury rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. Here are some of my personal thoughts on the themes. Whenever his father talked to him about iyhaca career in banking or in the family silk business, Matteo would simply smile faintly. Feb 01, Laurel Deloria rated it it was ok Shelves: The narration and dialogues are very boring and unnatural. As Matteo increasingly withdraws from a previously passionate marriage, Sophie vows to destroy her husband’s spiritual obsession.

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