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(The first book in the Jorasanko series)
A novel by

In a sprawling novel that spans a unique phase in the history of Bengal and India, Aruna Chakravarti provides a fascinating account of how the Tagore women influenced and were in turn influenced by their illustrious male counterparts, the times they lived in and the family they belonged to. Jorasanko mirrors the hopes and fears, triumphs and defeats that the women of the Tagore household experienced in their intricate interpersonal relationships, as well as the adjustments they were continually called upon to make as daughters and daughters-in-law of one of the most eminent families of the land.
In her meticulously researched novel, Aruna Chakravarti has successfully re-created for the reader the world inside the Tagore home, at once glittering and fascinating, but also dark and challenging. The women of the Tagore family who are at the heart of this novel are complex beings who will raise many questions in the modern reader regarding the role of women in today's society Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of Palace of Illusions and One Amazing Thing.

Genre: Historical

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February 2013 : Paperback

Title: Jorasanko
Author(s): Chakravarti, Aruna
ISBN: 9350290871 / 978-9350290873
Publisher: Harper Collins
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February 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Jorasanko
Author(s): Aruna Chakravarti
Publisher: Harpercollins
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