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Title : residue
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ISBN : 13516213
Format Type : e-Book
Number of Pages : 499 Pages
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  • Vinod Kaul
    2019-05-27 12:40

    BOOK REVIEW Vinod KaulBook: ResidueAuthor: Nitasha KaulPages:324Some novels challenge our vision of the world and are disruptive to our peace of mind. Others seek inner depth and look for harmony between outside disruptive events and views. Nitasha Kaul has chosen the latter. Having a joint doctorate in Economics and Philosophy she traverses the contours of identity along broken paths. The hero, a Muslim and a Kashmiri to boot has the most unlikely name, Leon given by a father with Communist leanings. He faces the ugly side of religious discrimination in Hindu India followed by discrimination of another kind on the Continent. This prompts him to search for his identity and his missing - presumed decamped - father. Ably assisted in his search is the queen of identities – Kaye – a Kashmiri Pundit woman, surely a portrayal of the author herself. A number of smaller stories are finally stitched together in Berlin, a city once divided.The book has all the sensitivity of a feminine hand. It also has the signature of professional depth. However, it does linger on in some areas such as the long – a dozen pages - anonymous metro ride that Leon takes in Berlin. It ends as in a modern fairly tale with the diametrically opposites reconciled and faith in the world rekindled.Residue is Nitasha Kaul’s debut novel. I picked up the book because I share the last name with the author although she is no relation of mine. Like me she has travelled to many countries. However, unlike me, she is academically well endowed with interests in culture, gender and economics. According to the jacket, the book was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009 while still in manuscript form. I look forward to the London based author’s next book.

  • Vinod Joseph
    2019-06-04 15:19

  • Mansi
    2019-05-17 13:30

    Residue is a fascinating novel. Beautifully written. It's tragic, yet alive. Loved it!

  • Marjan Lucas
    2019-05-17 15:35

    Enorm onder de indruk van Nitasha's boek. Mijn 'mood' wordt erdoor gepakt. Keya, Shula, Leon...het is een boek geschreven door een vrouw en dat betekent: geen retoriek, geen voorspelbaar relaas over goeden en slechten, daden en slachtoffers, maar de nuances, het gekleurde en diffuse in plaats van zwart-wit vierkante verhaal; geen bombast maar een kwetsbaar zoeken; geen lege heroïek of onnozele romantiek; het zoekende en dapper eerlijk confronterende in plaats van het zelfverzekerd- rechtlijnige en 'monologische' dat zoveel boeken over (het dispuut) Kashmir kenmerkt. Een verademing, een leerzame en tot reflectie aanmoedigende tekst, literatuur in plaats van schotschrift of pamflet. Wijsheid, leven zoals het echt is in plaats van door retoriek vervormd en verminkt.Marjan Lucas, Nijmegen/The Netherlands