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The Age of Shiva

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Following his spectacular debut, The Death of Vishnu, Manil Suri returns with a mesmerizing story of modern India richly layered with themes from Hindu mythology.

The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an extraordinary portrait of maternal love. Meera, the narrator, struggles to establish herself against the male-dominated landscape of India after independence. Escaping her overbearing father, she falls into an ill-starred marriage with Dev, whose voice is as intoxicating as his physical demands are oppressive. His brother Arya lusts after her with the same intensity that fuels his right-wing politics, while in her sister-in-law Sandhya's company, Meera discovers a fleeting and heartbreaking eroticism. Only in her son, however, can Meera imagine fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences.

Meera's compelling odyssey, embodying Shiva both as an erotic force and a symbol of patriarchy, places The Age of Shiva among the most important novels to come out of India in the last twenty years.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Age of Shiva
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-7475-9179-2 / 978-0-7475-9179-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-393-06569-3 / 978-0-393-06569-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : Paperback
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Title: [The Age of Shiva] (By: Manil Suri) [published: March, 2009]
Author(s): Manil Suri
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Age of Shiva
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-7475-9639-5 / 978-0-7475-9639-4 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Age of Shiva
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-7475-9893-2 / 978-0-7475-9893-0 (UK edition)
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-393-33363-9 / 978-0-393-33363-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Age of Shiva
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-7475-9211-X / 978-0-7475-9211-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4001-0621-4 / 978-1-4001-0621-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4001-3621-0 / 978-1-4001-3621-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4001-5621-1 / 978-1-4001-5621-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Shiva
Author(s): Manil Suri
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Age of Shiva: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA