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The Resource The death of Vishnu, Manil Suri

The death of Vishnu, Manil Suri

Label
The death of Vishnu
Title
The death of Vishnu
Statement of responsibility
Manil Suri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the opening of this novel, Vishnu, the resident odd-job man, lies dying on the staircase he inhabits, while his neighbors the Pathaks and the Asranis squabble over who will pay for an ambulance. As the action spirals up through the floors of their building, the dramas of the residents' lives unfold: Mr. Jalal's obsessive search for higher meaning; Vinod Taneja's longing for the wife he has lost; the comic elopement of Kavita Asrani, who fancies herself the heroine of a Hindi movie." "Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu's ascent of the staircase parallels the soul's progress through the various stages of existence. As Vishnu closes in on the riddle of his own mortality, he begins to wonder whether he might not be the god Vishnu, guardian not only of the fate of the building and its occupants but also of the entire universe."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
As Vishnu lies dying on the staircase he inhabits, his neighbors argue over who will pay for an ambulance. Each neighbor has his or her own drama: Mr. Jalal is searching for higher meaning; Vinod Taneja longs for the wife he lost; and Kavita Asrani is planning to elope. This story becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu's ascent of the staircase parallels the soul's progress through the various stages of existence
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
058255
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.U725
LC item number
D43 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The death of Vishnu, Manil Suri
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1380327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780393050424
Lccn
00058414
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44676012
  • (OCoLC)44676012
Label
The death of Vishnu, Manil Suri
Publication
Control code
1380327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780393050424
Lccn
00058414
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44676012
  • (OCoLC)44676012

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