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Darjeeling

Darjeeling Novelist and award winning cookbook author Bharti Kirchner has written a sweeping family saga a first class fiction about forbidden love and family honor Set in the mountainous tea plantations of Dar

  • Title: Darjeeling
  • Author: Bharti Kirchner
  • ISBN: 9780312316068
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Novelist and award winning cookbook author Bharti Kirchner has written a sweeping family saga, a first class fiction about forbidden love and family honor.Set in the mountainous tea plantations of Darjeeling, India and in New York City, Darjeeling is the story of two sisters Aloka and Sujata long separated by their love for Pranab, an idealistic young revolutionary PrNovelist and award winning cookbook author Bharti Kirchner has written a sweeping family saga, a first class fiction about forbidden love and family honor.Set in the mountainous tea plantations of Darjeeling, India and in New York City, Darjeeling is the story of two sisters Aloka and Sujata long separated by their love for Pranab, an idealistic young revolutionary Pranab loves Sujata, the awkward, prickly, younger sister but, out of obligation, marries Aloka, the gracious, beautiful, older sister When all of their secrets are revealed, the three are forced to leave Darjeeling Aloka and Pranab flee to New York City and Sujata to Canada The story opens ten years later, when their Grandmother summons everyone home to the family tea plantation to celebrate her birthday Despite the fact that Aloka is still very much in love with Pranab, they are in the process of getting a divorce Sujata, who is still single, runs a successful business importing tea, a business that doesn t fill her broken heart This trip forces the sisters to wrestle with their bitterness and anger and to try to heal old wounds What complicates matters is that Pranab, too, is going to India and is intent on rekindling his relationship with Sujata now that his marriage is over.Although filled with the rich foods, smells, and social confines of another culture, Darjeeling is really about the universally human emotions of jealousy, rivalry, love, and honor It is a complex novel about family, exile, sisterly relations, and how one incident can haunt us for the rest of our lives.

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    1. This book actually changed my daily habits, because I understood from it what to pay attention to in buying tea. I also slowed down and paid attention to how the tea I drank tasted, learned more about tea than I had realized there was to know, and sought out GOOD tea sources in my neighborhood. Not many books on my list have changed how I live from day to day!

    2. This was the first novel I read for my Contemporary World Lit class. It wasn't a terrible book--it was just really boring. I'm not usually one to say outright that a book is boring because that is usually the hallmark of not understanding a piece of literature, but I don't mean that it was long-winded, complicated, and insightful--the plot was just ho-hum and dull. What occurred in 300 pages could've occurred in about 100. Two sisters--Aloka and Sujata--live with their father Bir and grandmother [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this journey to India and this glimpse into Indian culture as well as the culture of Indian immigrants to North America. Set mostly in the foothills of the Himalayas, it wove together two stories of following your heart questioning the wisdom of it while following the imperative of it, even when it takes you places you didn't expect to go. As a woman who has never chosen to marry, I often feel disenfranchised at the end of books because their message to me is that my life isn't [...]

    4. Two sisters, now living in North America, are still bitter about their relationships with the same man. It’s not until they return to India for their grandmother’s birthday. Although, the storyline was predictable, the story was worth reading.

    5. Another book that I picked up, just by the blurb at the back.The tale of two sisters. Two sisters who do not get along, who have their own set of insecurities which cloud their relationship. Aloka and Sujata have grown up in Darjeeling, with their father and loving Grandmother Nina. Aloka is the older, confident, accomplished sister who is the centre of attention everywhere. She has numerous suitors buzzing around her, while Sujata, the prickly, younger sister is ignored in the general scheme of [...]

    6. I picked this up because of its focus on a set of sisters, and because of its international setting. In this book, two sisters navigate family obligations and not-so-different love lives as beings separated by taste, and then by distance. The topic was interesting, and so was much of the information contained in the book about growing tea.I wanted to love this book, but ultimately I was a little disappointed. The storyline moved enough to keep me going, but I had trouble with a few specific thin [...]

    7. Bei dem Wort Darjeeling sieht man vor seinem geistigen Auge sofort Berghänge bedeckt mit grünen Teepflanzen und dazwischen die farbenfroh gekleideten Pflückerin, die mit Hingabe jede einzelne Knospe ernten. Die Familie Gupta hat eine lange Tradition in der Herstellung von Tee und anläßlich ihres 81 jährigen Geburtstags schart die Matriarchin ihre Familie um sich. Besonders am Herzen liegt ihr die Aussöhnung der beiden Schwestern Aloka und Sujata. Beide legen im Exil in USA beziehungsweise [...]

    8. I had been stuck on the first 50 pages of this book for the longest time. Finally, after coming down with a cold last week, I was subdued enough to see it through. Nice descriptions of the Himalayas and an okay premise for a story. The tea worker/revolutionary that the two sisters were fighting over didn't seem worth their trouble - I wish he had been depicted as more passionate about his cause. I also wish the author had spent more time describing the tea growing and harvesting process since th [...]

    9. A story of two sisters in India torn apart by their love for the same man. One sister ends up living in Canada selling tea - her family owns a tea plantation in Darjeeling, India. The two come together after many years apart and make amends not only with one another but with the man that caused them both so much pain. I really enjoyed the description of this small town in India - it sounds so beautiful and peaceful.

    10. This book was a great read. It paints a breathtaking picture of the beauty of the tea plantations in the Himalayas and describes Bengali culture and traditions. I'd give it a four and a half if I knew how to give a half a star. It also touches on what it is like to be an immigrant in New York city and the bond between sisters.

    11. At first, a bit difficult to fall into the story but past chapter 3--it drew me within the pages. A story of women independence, sacrifice, & the convergence of traditional to modern times. Change is inevitable both in our home communities and in ourselves. With change, we strive to develop our keen senses of enjoying the journey, & the life we lead--optimism at it's utmost!

    12. This is a poetic and heart-breaking story of two sisters, heirs to a Darjeeling tea plantation, who fall in love with the same man. This story takes us on a journey of their lives as they both experience love, heart-break, and finally redemption. It is a story of the ties that bind and what loyalty to family really means.

    13. Interesting story involving two sisters and a love triangle. Opened my eyes to Indian culture and the thoughts and emotions of immigrants as they adjust to life outside their comfort zone. Was not a page turner, but was a good book.

    14. This novel was very beautifully written. It made me yearn for tea and daydream about trips to Darjeeling. But the plot was a bit too basic and the ending too drawn out. Still, it was an easy and pleasant read.

    15. How disappointing. I had high hopes for this book after hearing the author speak at a writer's conference. But it had too much of a flavor of a romance novel for me. Interesting tidbits about living in India and tea plantations, but I guess I wanted and expected more than that.

    16. A little story about love and loss within the Americanized Indian culture. It was easy reading but I think sometimes the author was trying too hard. It gets a 6.5 on my 10 scale.

    17. Good but not great. Interesting insight into the experience of immigrants from India and the country they left behind.

    18. Beautiful story about 2 sisters and the lives they lead once someone they both "love" separates them.

    19. Well written and interesting, especially all the information about Darjeeling and tea. The story is a bit unbelievable though.

    20. great story line especially if you have lived on the indian subcontinent or ahve experienced Indian culture.

    21. very engaging, not amazing but worth reading - especially interesting sister relationship - also interesting if you have any interest in Asian culture or religions

    22. Kind of discouraging how petty most of the men are in Kirchner's books. But these different takes on women's lives in India and America are still pretty neat.

    23. Read with Sunday book group- an enjoyable, well-told though somewhat contrived story involving tea, food, immigrant angst, passionate love, and sisterhood.

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