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5.0 out of 5 stars Oooops!, 14 Aug 2003
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The Home and the World is not at all the book that you describe. It is about the young wife of a Bengali prince who discovers political ideas new to her even as a revolutionary wind sweeps the whole country. She learns that there is another, wider world beyond her own bounded universe (her home) and she learns it the hard way. It is a strikingly beautiful book that - (un)fortunately? - has nothing to do with British politics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected treasure, 20 Feb 2013
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I read this because of a listing I found online of books that should be read - but was interested to read this because of my first visit to India last year. The narrative is simple enough - but the triple narration, and the discussion of ideas make this truly exhilarating. Everything occurs within the palace of the Maharaja, but the whole nation of India - perhaps even the world is encompassed by what happens in this complicated triangle of relationships. And that resolution comes through self-sacrificial love, after the devotion of youth has died, is revealed as a beautiful reality that leads not to a peaceful ending, but the crucible of real action is wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oooops!, 14 Aug 2003
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The Home and the World is a totally different book from the one you describe: it is the story of the young wife of a Bengali prince who discovers political ideas new to her even as a revolutionary wind sweeps the whole country. She learns that there is another wider world beyond her own bounded universe (her home), and she learns it the hard way. It is a strikingly beautiful book which - (un)fortunately? - has nothing to do at all with British politics!
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