Litanies Of Dutch Battery

Litanies Of Dutch Battery (Paperback)

By N S Madhavan  Rajesh Rajmohan 
Publisher: Penguin India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9780143065029
Binding: Paperback
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-Our delta, called Dutch Battery, was young. Its soil not hardened yet . . . History was the most important commodity our delta imported.-b>

Born in Dutch Battery, one of the many islands that speckle Kochi waters, Edwina Theresa Irene Maria Anne Margarita Jessica is heir to the keepsakes and stories brought by the sea and winds. Entwined with her life are those of other -bridgeless- islanders, disconnected from the mainland every night with the departure of the last ferry boat: Jessica-s great-grandfather Louis, who stole the calculus of shipbuilding from his master and settled in Dutch Battery to start its first boatyard; her uncle Edwin, who learned the art of making biryani from his father, who, in turn, learned it from a carpetseller from Shiraz; Santiague, who was as passionate about staging the nearly extinct operatic drama, chavittunatakam, as he was about his evening toddy; the smallpox vaccinator, Saradamma, whose very shadow made the islanders scoot for cover; and Comrade Ramachandra Shenoy, last in a long line of proselytizers like the Carmelite, Dominican and Jesuit missionaries, who succeeded in starting a unit of the Communist Party in Dutch Battery. As Jessica dispassionately watches the victories, failures and redemptions of the other islanders, she finds herself caught in a relentless swirl of events.

About the Author
N.S. Madhavan has published fi ve collections of stories, two plays and the present novel, Lanthanbatheriyile Luthiniyakal. He lives in Patna.

Rajesh Rajamohan is a software professional and an enthusiastic blogger on literature and films. He was born in Kochi and now lives in Pennsylvania, USA, with his family.
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Title: Litanies Of Dutch Battery
Publisher: Penguin India
Author: N S Madhavan
Translator: Rajesh Rajmohan
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
EAN: 9780143065029
Binding: Paperback


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