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Sunetra Gupta

(1965– ), Indian novelist, born in Calcutta, educated at Princeton University and Imperial College, London. She was brought up mainly in Africa, and has spent much of her adult ...

Gupta, Sunetra

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Sunetra ( 1965–  ), Indian novelist , born in Calcutta, educated at Princeton University and Imperial College, London. She was brought up mainly in Africa, and has spent much of her adult life in Britain. Her first novel, Memories of Rain ( 1992 ), tells the story of the Indian Moni's growing estrangement from her adulterous English husband and his native country. It was highly praised for its elaborate prose style, and she was compared to Woolf and Smart . Her fiction is dense with quotations from Tagore , references to European literary giants,...

Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta  

(1965– ),Indian novelist, born in Calcutta, educated at Princeton University and Imperial College, London. She was brought up mainly in Africa, and has spent much of her adult life in ...
Gunesekera, Romesh

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...ethnic and political mistrust on his characters' psyches. With his first novel, Reef ( 1994 ), Gunesekera established himself in the front rank of the singularly talented post- Rushdie generation of expatriate South Asian writers (which includes the Indians Amitav Ghosh , Sunetra Gupta , and Amit Chaudhuri , and the Pakistanis Aamer Hussein, Sara Suleri, and Nadeem Aslam). In Reef , which reads like a collection of stories linked by a single narrative perspective, Gunesekera employs the device of presenting complex political issues in a voice that grows...

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