The Distance


      The Distance
The Distance takes place in both an India of social revolution and a North America of immigrant assimilation It is about human contradictions and dilemmas, and about characters torn apart by the fast changing social landscape of two worlds The narrator, a young Indian woman named Mini, must constantly choose between success and morality, between what she once wanted to be and what she has become It is Mini s intelligence, awareness and strength of character even than the decision she must make between two worlds and two men that set this story apart Mini is neither the typical housewife nor the poor uneducated woman that has been the traditional lens in most Indian fiction written in English She is educated and socially conscious, and her political involvements in India make her a keen observer of North American society, even if they cannot really help her with matters of the human heart Because she is young, human and a woman, all that Mini really wants at first is to be with Amitav, her classmate and a young man who is deeply involved in revolutionary politics in India But Amitav appears indifferent to Mini s love Consumed by the all powerful force of his political being, he drags Mini into one risky situation after another Mini s biggest test comes when she accompanies Amitav to a remote village in India to participate in a peasant struggle against an oppressive and corrupt political system Here, under the moon, Mini and Amitav make love for the first time As the protest intensifies, their lives are threatened and Mini grows and apprehensive She leaves Amitav to return to the city and her family After painful soul searching, she decides to abandon a suffocating middle class future in India and consents to an arranged marriage with an engineering graduate student, with whom she moves to Vancouver Even as she escapes from Amitav, however, Mini is haunted by his ideas, political beliefs, passion and commitment Despite herself, she still sees the world through his eyes Her husband s pragmatism, sobriety and professional success only heighten her loneliness and isolation Mini returns to India and, without intending to, meets Amitav again, only to realize how different her life has become While Amitav continues to struggle against oppression and injustice, she is engaged in trivial, self indulgent pursuits in Canada Though she does not know it yet, before long she will have to choose not only between two continents, two different ideologies, two different ways of life, but between the men she loves. New Read [ The Distance ] author [ Saborna Rowchowdhury ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 236 pages
  • The Distance
  • Saborna Rowchowdhury
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 0578053632 Edition Language English Other Editions None found All Editions

10 thoughts on “ The Distance

  1. says:

    Closing the distanceSABORNA Roychowdhury moved to the US for her undergraduate work in Chemistry Later, she started teaching at the Middlesex Community College However, her forte always remained creative writing Her short stories appeared in New York Stories and Quality Women s Magazine UK Soon she got nominated for a Pushcart Prize She is a contributing writer for several online magazines, including Chillibreeze, Hilltown Families, and Associated Content.The Distance is Soborna s debut Closing the distanceSABORNA Roychowdhury moved to the US for her undergraduate work in Chemistry Later, she started teaching at the Middlesex Community College However, her forte always remained creative writing Her short stories appeared in New York Stories and Quality Women s Magazine UK Soon she got nominated for a Pushcart Prize She is a contributing writer for several online magazines, including Chillibreeze, Hilltown Families, and Associated Content.The Distance is Soborna s debut novel in which she deals with several serious issues, including the male dominated society and the patriarchal family, politics on campus and out of it, and love and arranged marriages It also dea...

  2. says:

    A marvelous love story about a young woman from India who has to make difficult choices The conflict between traditional Indian family values and western influences permeates the story, which also addresses the nature of identity and the ethi...

  3. says:

    I loved this book The author had me from the very first line Her descriptions, character development, and the family dynamics could have been anywhere but they were in India The heroine of the story, Mini, tries to fulfill her family s wishes especially after a bad relationship with a local militant This relationship makes her family movequickly to marry her Mini marries a doctoral student who is studying in Vancover and the strangeness of the new life there seems to keep Mini and I loved this book The author had me from the very first line Her descriptions, character development, and the family dynamics could have been anywhere but they were in India The heroine of the story, Mini, tries to fulfill her family s wishes especially after a bad relationship with a local militant This relationship makes her family movequickly to marry he...

  4. says:

    As another reviewer called a love letter to India aptly describes this book Female lead Mini doesn t know how to be separated from her beloved India after marriage She literally and figuratively pines for the things from home instead of living life in Vancouver Neel is at first understanding but after a while ceases to be as understanding He is all but demanding Mini accept her life as it is now instead of wishful thinking on her part Amitav tells Mini that she ll regret her life in a far As another reviewer called a love letter to India aptly describes this book Female lead Mini doesn t know how to be separated from her beloved India after marriage She literally and figuratively pines for the things from home instead of living life in Vancouver Neel is at first understanding but after a while ceases to be as understanding He is all but demanding Mini accept her life as it is now instead of wishful thinking on her part Amitav tells Mini that she ll regret her life in a far away place but Mini doesn t believe him Yet the reality Amitav spoke of is all to clear to Mini inspite of the few friends she s made TheMini s life seems to change theshe clings to her old life in India Will Mini accept her life outside of India Will Amitav s prediction come true Wha...

  5. says:

    Nice debut novel by Saborna The style of writing was quite different and sometimes it was difficult to understand the timeline of the event Once you get used to the writing, it was a nice easy read It was definetely interesting and quite an unexpected end Great job, Saborna.

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