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The Cat and Shakespeare: A Tale of Modern India plain stories through talks about random thoughts existence,objects, their properties, space , conceptual analysis, blah blah blah If you re into metaphysics, then this is your heaven The central point isThe student Rama, the MC has ambitions, desires But lets them be Then, comes the Guru Govinda , who guides the latent to fruition and half completion the house is finally built of two storeys instead of three Why The student knows naught the reality of the world But the Guru knows Is cat unreality and Shakespeare reality Then is ambition unreality that needs to become reality Then does that mean that unreal If you re into metaphysics, then this is your heaven The central point isThe student Rama, the MC has ambitions, desires But lets them be Then, comes the Guru Govinda , who guides the latent to fruition and half completion the house is finally built of two storeys instead of three Why The student knows naught the reality of the world But the Guru knows Is cat unreality and Shakespeare reality Then is ambition unreality that needs to become reality Then does that mean that unreality comes before reality, thus there is no unreality Because unreality is simply a part of reality It is fun to go on such musings But what the novel is to me is language Nowhere will you find such elevating poetry Prose and poetry are not separate but are one ha It is pure sensual pleasure reading this novel Wit also plays its part, gathering a few laughs Want a sensory experience of a South Indian town village with a metaphysical twist Then, you must read The Cat and Shakespeare is a gentle, almost teasing fable of two friends Govindan Nair is an astute, down to earth philosopher and clerk, who tackles the problems of routine living with extraordinary common sense and gusto, and whose refreshing and unorthodox conclusions continually panic Ramakrishna Pai, Nair s friend, neighbour and narrator of the story This evocative novel brings alive the raw texture of life in Trivandrum, and delights in its humour [BOOKS] ✫ Rumor Has It (Texas Cattleman’s Club: A Missing Mogul Author Maureen Child – Kleankitchen.co.uk almost teasing fable of two friends Govindan Nair is an astute ❮Download❯ ➸ CEOs Marriage Seduction / His Style of Seduction Author Anna DePalo – Kleankitchen.co.uk down to earth philosopher and clerk ➽ [Download] ✤ ネクラートホリック [Nekrateholic] By Maguro Wasabi ➲ – Kleankitchen.co.uk who tackles the problems of routine living with extraordinary common sense and gusto [Read] ➱ Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death ➹ W.J. Burley – Kleankitchen.co.uk and whose refreshing and unorthodox conclusions continually panic Ramakrishna Pai [PDF / Epub] ✪ All The Flowers in Paris ☆ Sarah Jio – Kleankitchen.co.uk Nair s friend ❰Reading❯ ➷ Flashpoint Author Connie Hall – Kleankitchen.co.uk neighbour and narrator of the story This evocative novel brings alive the raw texture of life in Trivandrum ❴Ebook❵ ➥ Baby Twins Author Teresa Carpenter – Kleankitchen.co.uk and delights in its humour I ll be honest I think this book was a lot of metaphysical wank I enjoyed the last 10 but the first 150 pages were hard to swallow.In the Penguin Modern Classics edition, the introduction for this was about 40 pages, which was a fair chunk of the book I skip the introduction in most fiction that I read, but I found that it was necessary after getting through half the book not that it helped.While the intro gave some context on the difference between Western writing and the Indian mind, the I ll be honest I think this book was a lot of metaphysical wank I enjoyed the last 10 but the first 150 pages were hard to swallow.In the Penguin Modern Classics edition, the introduction for this was about 40 pages, which was a fair chunk of the book I skip the introduction in most fiction that I read, but I found that it was necessary after getting through half the book not that it helped.While the intro gave some context on the difference between Western writing and the Indian mind, the bit about the book was only discussed within 5 pages It also told that I would need to know the author back to front so that I don t misread the book.Personally I don t feel obliged I took another day just to read up on the philosophy behind the book and Raja Rao s writings, just in case I can find something to salvage from the book I didn t, and I still find that this thing is a lot of wank A philosophical inquiry into life that defies the time it s been set in What could be different in the novel from the conversations of today is the absolute authority with which caste and gender pervades all discussions of the characters Of course, they are discussed today, but in a completely different light. There seem to be no boundaries in and to his writing Normal acts and philosophy keep merging into each other, to make you home to the dreamy state that life is His style sets you free from the bounds of usual structured writing and makes the mind so light The sense of time in the story keeps getting warped, and still it seems natural As the story proceeds, the metaphysical themes are explored , and left open to the reader s interpretation. There s a whimsical sing song feel to this book, I enjoyed the odd humour and upbeat storytelling I wouldn t say go get this book right away But if you want to explore different writing styles, this would be a good suggestion. Probably I was too stupid to get the hidden meaning, but I didn t understand the book at all It had little for me apart from the mellow description of pre independence Trivandrum. The cat and Shakespeare raja raoThe cat and Shakespeare raja rao , Metaphysics galore Also, low key humorous People don t lie when they say that this book reads like a song it indeed does In an all, quite unlike anything I ve read before.