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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0226568210
ISBN-13: 9780226568218
Sku: 208000321
Publish Date: 9/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  236
Age Range:  NA
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In 1969, young Kirin Narayan's older brother, Rahoul, announced that he was quitting school and leaving home to seek enlightenment with a guru. From boyhood, his restless creativity had continually surprised his family, but his departure shook up everyone- especially Kirin, who adored her high-spirited, charismatic brother.
|A touching, funny, and always affectionate memoir, My Family and Other Saints traces the reverberations of Rahoul's spiritual journey through the entire family. As their beachside Bombay home becomes a crossroads for Westerners seeking Eastern enlightenment, Kirin's sari-wearing American mother wholeheartedly embraces ashrams and gurus, adopting her son's spiritual quest as her own. Her Indian father, however, coins the term ?urug?-guru spelled backward-to mock these seekers, while young Kirin, surrounded by radiant holy men, parents drifting apart, and a motley of young, often eccentric Westerners, is left to find her own answers. Deftly recreating the turbulent emotional world of her bicultural adolescence, but overlaying it with the hard-won understanding of adulthood, Narayan presents a large, rambunctious cast of quirky characters. Throughout, she brings to life not just a family but also a time when just about everyone, it seemed, was consumed by some sort of spiritual quest.
|?A lovely book about the author's youth in Bombay, India. . . . The family home becomes a magnet for truth-seekers, and Narayan is there to affectionately document all of it.?-Body Soul
 
?Gods, gurus and eccentric relatives compete for primacy in Kirin Narayan's enchanting memoir of her childhood in Bombay.?-William Grimes, New York Times

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0236
Product attributePublisher:   University of Chicago Press
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