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17 Feb Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil - review. A compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction. Kevin Rushby. Fri 17 Feb EST. Narcopolis has ratings and reviews. Blair said: Narcopolis isn't so much a story as a non-linear network of little stories and vignettes: a sor. Narcopolis, the debut novel of Indian author Jeet Thayil, is set in s Old Bombay. It concerns opium and its influence. The novel's narrator arrives in Bombay.
8 Feb Stuart Evers finds much to admire in two debut novels: Man Booker-shortlisted Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil and Pacazo by Roy Kesey. 2 Mar If you were to write a story set in Bombay, as the poet Jeet Thayil prefers to call the city now known as Mumbai in his outstanding debut novel. Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis across three decades. A rich.
4 Mar Summary: Thayil's Booker longlisted novel uses the emergence of heroin over opium as a metaphor for the changes in Bombay/Mumbai. Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel completely subverts and challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel is celebrated. This is a book about drugs. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and. 28 May It's creepy yet kind of cool to think that Jeet Thayil, author of Narcopolis, once skulked the opium dens of Mumbai, India. Depictions of India in western pop culture seemed to change little throughout the 20th century. Going back at least to Forster's A Passage to India, from a western.
19 Dec Not very far from joining the league of Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie and Kiran Desai, Jeet Thayil's debut novel 'Narcopolis' is next in the. NOTE: The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Thayil, Jeet. Narcopolis. Penguin Paperbacks, Narcopolis is a novel of drugs. 6 Oct One of those debut novels is Jeet Thayil's dazzling Narcopolis, which weaves together the stories of a handful of characters as they move. 27 Mar It is the same situation with “Narcopolis”. The novel by Jeet Thayil won the DSC prize for South Asian Literature in , quite an achievement.