Dahanu Road

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Dahanu Road
  • Anosh Irani
  • English
  • 23 August 2017
  • 0385666993

About the Author: Anosh Irani

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Dahanu Road The Only Statement Of Revolt The Poor Could Make Was To Put An End To Their Own Misery It Happened All The Time Men Lay Themselves On Train Tracks, Hanged Themselves From Trees, Consumed Rat Poison, And Women Set Their Kerosene Soaked Bodies Alight In Front Of Their Husbands These Were Blazing Ends To Insignificant Journeys But In All This, There Was Always One Man Who, In That Final Gush Of Blood, In That Final Breaking Of Neck And Bone, Set Things In Motion Zairos Irani, A Young Man Of Inherited Leisure, Is Meandering Through His Family S Lush Chickoo Orchards Near Mumbai When He Comes Across A Distressing Sight Hanging From One Of The Fruit Trees Is The Lifeless Body Of Ganpat, A Worker From The Indigenous Warli Tribe Ganpat S Ancestors Once Owned The Land, Before His Father S Alcohol Debts Caused The Deed To Be Transferred To Zairos S Grandfather Shapur The Two Family Destinies Have Been Entwined Ever Since, Ancient Grudges Once Again Awoken By Ganpat S Final Desperate Act.Zairos Feels Obliged To Notify Ganpat S Family Before The Authorities Come To Ask Needless Questions And Extract Bribes A Tractor Bearing Ganpat S Sister And Anguished Daughter Kusum Soon Trundles Into The Orchard, And When Kusum Alights, Zairos S Curiosity Is Piqued As A Landowner, He Knows That He Is Well Above Her Station, And Yet Her Dignity And Beauty Lead Him To Cast Aside Taboos And Risk The Wagging Tongues Of Neighbourhood Gossips Though Wary At First, The Grieving Kusum Comes To Return His Affection, Asking Only That He Assist Her In Achieving What Her Dead Father Could Not By Putting An End To The Violence She Has Endured At The Hands Of A Drunken Husband.Zairos Cannot Get Advice From His Father Aspi, Whose Clownishness Masks Thinly Veiled Nihilism Nor Can He Confide In His Beloved Grandfather Shapur, Whose Massive Hands Planted The Chickoo Trees That He Adores As Much As His Own Sons Shapur Built The Family Empire From A Desperate Start As An Orphaned Refugee, And Any Act That Might Threaten The Delicate Legacy Spawned By His Sacrifices Would Only Provoke Rage In The Old Man, Who Increasingly Dwells In Memories So Zairos Whiles Away His Time At Anna S, The Local Haunt For The Male Leisure Class, Dreaming Of A Future With Kusum There, With The Support Of Some Equally Underemployed Sidekicks, Zairos Hatches A Scheme To Scare Kusum S Husband Into Releasing Her, While Keeping His Own Moral Integrity Intact But Alas, Zairos S Scheme Will Not Unfold As Planned, And Along The Way He Will Unwittingly Expose Family Secrets That May Well Be Better Left Buried With Brilliant Gusto, Irani Has Built His Dahanu Road Upon The Pathways Forged By Authors Of Tragicomic Romance Spanning Centuries And Continents, From The Persian Classic Layla And Majnun, To Romeo And Juliet To Wuthering Heights Dahanu Road Is A Suspense Filled Family Saga, A Sprawling Romantic Epic In Which The Delineations Between The Oppressor And The Oppressed, Or Between Love And Hate, Are Demonstrated To Be Maddeningly Deceptive.

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10 thoughts on “Dahanu Road

  1. Magdelanye says:

    This is a troublesome book that deals with troublesome issues Such is the skill of the author that I allowed him to lead me along the routes of his characters and come to some kind of insight and compassion Perhaps this was due to the insight and compassion and tenderness of AI who makes no judgements and tells a forgotten story that contains multitudes.I cannot say that I liked this book but it is so well done i couldnt give it a 2 in GR rating because its 5 7 in mine so i compromised And i This is a troublesome book that deals with troublesome issues Such is the skill of the author that I allowed him to lead me along the routes of his characters and come to some kind of insight and compassion Perhaps this was due to the insight and compassion and tenderness of AI who makes no judgements and tells a forgotten st...

  2. Aban (Aby) says:

    I really liked this book, though I m not sure to what extent I was influenced by my interest in Zoroastrians I was born into a Parsi family If I d had absolutely no connection with, or knowledge of, this group of people, would I have enjoyed it as much I m not so sure The novel goes back and forth in time, over the past century The present focuses on the story of Zairos, a young Zoroastrainheir to his grandfather s land somewhere near Bombay and his infatuation with a young tribal w I really liked this book, though I m not sure to what extent I was influenced by my interest in Zoroastrians I was born into a Parsi family If I d had absolutely no connection with, or knowledge of, this group of people, would I have enjoyed it as much I m not so sure The novel goes back and forth in time, over the past century The present focuses on the story of Zairos, a young Zoroastrainheir to...

  3. Priya says:

    4.3 I ve been reading through Irani s work since first reading his Cripple and His Talisman What I ve found is that his works vary, and that is my nice way of NOT saying I ve been disappointedbecause while his other works are definitely not that amazing absurdist text that CaHT wasthere is yet merit to the others This one, though, does not deserve to be rated in comparison to that other standard text While reading there was that very ok let s get comfortable and cozy feeling one gets 4.3 I ve been reading through Irani s work since first reading his Cripple and His Talisman What I ve found is that his works vary, and that is my nice way of NOT saying I ve been disappointedbecause while his other works are definitely not that amazing absurdist text that CaHT wasthere is yet merit to the others This...

  4. Mallee Stanley says:

    Unlike the Bollywood 1970s shallow love stories of rich boy poor girl, Irani s tale is layered in unanswered questions, making it hard to stop reading While Zairos s father is shocked by the treatment of the Warlis tribe to conform to the landowners, his grandfather holds secrets of his own misconduct This isa tale of corruption, power and caste racism amongst the love story of two people from different backgrounds I couldn t help make a connection to the present day mistreatment of Dal Unlike the Bollywood 1970s shallow love stories of rich boy poor girl, Irani s tale is layered in unanswered questions, making it hard to stop reading While Zairos s father is shocked by...

  5. Louise says:

    Story Description Doubleday Canada December 19, 2011 Hardcover ISBN 978 0 385 66699 2 The only statement of revolt the poor could make was to put an end to their own misery It happened all the time men lay themselves on train tracks, hanged themselves from trees, consumed rat poison, and women set their kerosene soaked bodies alight in front of their husbands These were blazing ends to insignificant journeys But in all this, there was always one man who, in that final gush of blood, in tha Story Description Dou...

  6. Sonia says:

    This is the first time I saw Cheekus on the cover of a book The name Dahanu Road was also intriguing I had never heard of it before Of course I had to find out where it was before I read the book So I discovered that it is a taluka, 22 kms north of Boisar Well, Boisar I had heard recently was a township on the outskirts of Mumbai, further from New Mumbai Dahanu Road is Anosh Iranis new book His previous books are The song of Kahunsa and The Cripple and his Talismans I haven t re This is the first time I saw Cheekus on the cover of a book The name Dahanu Road was also intriguing I had never heard of it before Of course I had to find out where it was before I read the book So I discovered that it is a taluka, 22 kms north of Boisar Well, Boisar I had heard recently was a township on the outskirts of Mumbai, further from New Mumbai Dahanu Road is Anosh Iranis new book His previous books are The song of Kahunsa and The Cripple and his Talismans I haven t read either of them though Dahanu Road is an interesting story about how life comes fu...

  7. Lian says:

    Anosh Irani happened to be the writer in residence at my university this past winter, which is what spurred me to pick up this book Hearing him talk about his work gave great insight to the story itself, however I don t think that there is any need for prior knowledge about the Zorastrian faith before reading.Anosh is a very engaging writer, the narrative drawing you in immediately The story alternates between the narrative of Zairos, the young grandson of Sharur Irani, a wealthy I...

  8. Shonna Froebel says:

    This is a very sensual novel, appealing to the senses Zairos Irani is a young man, close to his grandfather Shapur As he spends time with the old man, he is told stories of the past He is also the one to find a worker s body in the orchard, and he finds himself drawn to the man s daughter Kusum also finds herself drawn to Zairos and at the basis of this is a memory from her childhood Zairos has lived a life of idleness and his first moves are hesitant As the both find themselves defying ta This is a very sensual novel, appealing to the senses Zairos Irani is a young man, close to his grandfather Shapur As he spends time with the old man, he is told stories of the past He is also the one to find a worker s body in the orchard, and he finds himself drawn to the man s ...

  9. Raja says:

    The story revolves around Zairos and Shapur irani Zairos s grandfather Shapur will tell part of his story to Zairos Meanwhile Zairos will fall in love with a tribal Warli girl Kushum who is already married to a drunkard Laxman Kushum is the daughter of Ganapat and granddaughter of Vithal Ganapat and Vithal have worked in Shapur irani s chikoo farm.Kushum will be leading a miserable life with Laxman, who will be demanding money he spent for their marriage to let her free That is where th The story revolves around Zairos and Shapur irani Zairos s grandfather Shapur will tell part of his story to Zairos Meanwhile Zairos will fall in love with a tribal Warli girl Kushum who is already married to a drunkard Laxman Kushum is the daughter of Ganapat and granddaughter of Vithal Ganapat and Vithal have worked in Shapur irani s chikoo farm.Kushum will be leading a miserable life with Laxman, who will be deman...

  10. Sharon says:

    Anosh Irani was born and grew up in Bombay, India so that is where the story takes place Because this is India, the inevitable clash between groups of people, who are deemed different than themselves, is also the basis for this novel Zairos is a young man whose family fled Iran and came to India, where they managed to become landowners The land they claimed however was the home of the local tribal people called the Warlis, who now work the land for the Iranis A suicide of one of these Warl Anosh Irani was born and grew up in Bombay, India so that is where the story takes place Because this is India, the inevitable clash between groups of people, who are deemed different than themselves, is also the basis for this novel Zairos is a young man whose family fled Iran and came to India, where they managed to become landowners The land they claimed however was the home of the local tribal people called the Warlis, who now work the land for the Iranis A suicide...