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The Story That Must Not Be Told A Poignant, Unsettling And Incisively Thought Provoking New Novel By Critically Acclaimed Author Kavery Nambisan The Poor Will Not Go Away There Are Too Many Of Them Looking For Work, For Food, For A Place To Live, A Place To Shit And What Do People Like You, The Vaibhav People, Say Stop Dirtying Our Neighbourhood You Will Soon Be Asking The Government To Throw Us Out Of Here Why A Right To Shit Card That S What We Need The Right To Live You Want The People Here To Accept Kindness On Your Terms You Do It As A Favour, An Apology For Being Rich Is It Any Wonder That The Beggar Who Accepts Your Coin And Touches It To His Forehead Has Nothing But Hatred For You Simon Jesukumar, An Ageing Widower, Aspires To Do Something Worthwhile With What Remains Of His Circumscribed, Frustratingly Blameless, Cocooned Middle Class Life His Aspirations Are Stirred By His Nagging Guilt About The Slum Next Door Incongruously And Deludedly Named Sitara The Welloff Residents Of His Colony Use The Inhabitants Of Sitara For Menial Jobs But Ignore Their Real Needs.Simon S Friendship With His Errand Boy Velu, And The Strangely Gifted Thatkan, Propels Him Towards Others From The Slum Swamy, The Schoolteacher Who Is Also The Butcher Doctor Prince Who Has No Medical Degree The Belt Buckle Factory Owner Who Employs Children To Melt Brassfor Buckles Tailorboy, Who Has Thirteen Fingertips To Please Women The Bizarre And Inscrutable Baqua And Nayagan The Leader, Optimistically Called Merciful Diamond , Whose Party Bosses Consider Sitara To Be Nothing Than A Captive Vote Bank.As The Story Plunges Into The Heart Of The Slum Bringing The Most Unlikely Individuals To The Brink Of Collision Simon Begins To Understand That Good Intentions And Small Acts Of Kindness Achieve Little When Faced With The Problems Of A Stratum Of Humanity He Knows Next To Nothing About.Simon S Dilemma Is Ours How Can, And How Should, The Rich And The Not So Rich Help The Poor

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Story That Must Not Be Told
  • Kavery Nambisan
  • English
  • 14 January 2018
  • 9780670084531

About the Author: Kavery Nambisan

Kavery Nambisan is a novelist from India She is also a surgeon who practices in rural India Her career in medicine has been a strong influence in her fiction She spent her early years in Madikeri She studied medicine in St John s Medical College, Bangalore from 1965 and then studied surgery at the University of Liverpool, England, where she obtained the FRCS qualification She worked as a sur

10 thoughts on “The Story That Must Not Be Told

  1. says:

    Complex, layered narrative of the material and emotional connections people in an apartment with those who live in a neighbouring slum.I found it meandering at the beginning and the selection of certain adjectives quite odd I prefer a glossary to weaving contrived attempts at fitting the meanings of non English ...

  2. says:

    To Read Story That Must Not Be Told.the title itself urges one to grab the book, i did grab it because of that and once i started i culdn t put it down The reason was simple a very real story, one can relate to it, characters well defined and flow is smooth It is a story of a slum in Mumbai adjacent to a rich locality The story revolves around lives of characters and how the two totally different worlds are co dependent and influence the lives of each other The pleasantness gets disrupted as always but some who being too rich want the slum removed It shows a blend of human categories as there are people who support the existence of the same , realizing how their lives were interdependent and thus the conflict drives the story on.On the other side the life of people in slum with its own characteristics is portrayed Read it to get a feel of India that lives in slum...

  3. says:

    This is the author s sixth novel I ve read all her previous five novels Except for the masters, I ve seldom found it worthwhile to read beyond five of an author s works But I was curious about this novel set in Chennai nor her first in this category, though So, I borrowed it from a friend earlier this month.It s hard to write across economic classes, especially in India Kavery has done a decent job of it Except that her book is tightly plotted, like a Nagesh Kukunoor script KN believes in making her characters _readable_ no matter how complex they might be In terms of craft, this could pall on the reader, even if the story i...

  4. says:

    Need to reread rushed this one because my ILL copy from Northeastern Illinois University was overdue But ample evidence that Nambisan is still my favorite contemporary Indian writer Too bad she hasn t found an American publisher

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