KINDLE ❃ No Onions Nor Garlic Author Srividya Natarajan – Reliableradio.co.uk

No Onions Nor Garlic Amandeep, Murugesh, Rufus And Sundar Are Bucks Who Talk Dirty For The Same Reason That They Remove The Mufflers From Their Motorcycle Exhausts It Makes Them Feel Like Men Like Libertines To Their Hormonal Despair, When Professor Ram Stages His Remake Of A Midsummer Night S Dream At Their College Fest, He Casts These Four As Fairies The Farce That Follows Gradually Takes Over The Lives Of The Rest Of The Characters In This Achingly Funny Novel About The Pratfalls That Accompany Caste Pride On And Off The Campus Of Chennai University, You Will Encounter Onion And Garlic Free TamBrahms Who Rewrite Shakespeare To Uphold The Hindu Order, Smug NRIs Who Call The Shots In Matrimonials, Visiting Canadians Who Are Aghast At The Plight Of Dalits Pronounced Daylights And, At The Apex Of The Whole Tumbling Structure, A Bibulous Builder Who Invokes The Gods Even As He Defrauds His Clients Tailing The Characters Around This Plot Is An Unseen But All Seeing Spectator You May Never Guess Who That Is, But Will Laugh All The Way To The Answer. This is the funniest book I have read in a long, long time Pretty much on the lines of the legend, PG Wodehouse, the author has put together a hilarious collection of comedy of errors that eventually culminate in a grand finale and suddenly, all is well in the world when the last page is turned The author has taken standard Indian beliefs and superstitions and laced them with satire and grim sarcasm The dark humour enhances what would have otherwise been a very racist story Totally, totally This P.G Wodehouse not only inspired but also unconsciously influenced generations of writers Apart from the pale imitations of his short stories published in magazines and journals, shades of Wodehouse s writing have coloured even the novels of popular and celebrated authors the motifs, the metaphors, the style in places No Onions nor Garlic by Srividya Natarajan evokes Wodehouse in its theme and style of writing and yet has a unique voice of its own.The plot revolves around caste politics a P.G Wodehouse not only inspired but also unconsciously influenced generations of writers Apart from the pale imitations of his short stories published in magazines and journals, shades of Wodehouse s writing have coloured even the novels of popular and celebrated authors the motifs, the metaphors, the style in places No Onions nor Garlic by Srividya Natarajan evokes Wodehouse in its theme and style of writing and yet has a unique voice of its own.The plot revolves around caste politics at the English Department at a University in Chennai headed by the formidable Professor Ram, the self appointed champion of Hindu religious values and author of 101 questions and answers that explain the significance of Hinduism from a Brahmin perspective Professor Ram is also seeking suitable matches for his NRI children wilful d Frankly I didnt go beyond a few 50 100 pages.I picked up this book presuming the plot or the story is a nice vivid description of the Tambram culture probably in a long lost civilization Unfortunately the author s sattire and cliche can really get irritating.You can blame it partly on the fact that the Tambrahm image might influence the reading However too many references to toilet habits and personal behaviour can seem to be a highly gross generalization The subtle references to Chennai and Frankly I didnt go beyond a few 50 100 pages.I picked up this book presuming the plot or the story is a nice vivid description of the Tambram culture probably in a long lost civilization Unfortunately the author s sattire and cliche can really get irritating.You can blame it partly on the fact that the Tambrahm image might influence the reading However too many references to toilet habits and personal behaviour can seem to be a highly gross generalization The subtle references to Chennai and the Munniyandi Vilases might appear amusing but the references are always to the present and hence can definitely be misleading in places where readers want to relate to the this book made me vow that I will never read Indian authors again I stopped reading for a while after this book.

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