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Scent Of Pepper

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  • Title: Scent Of Pepper
  • Author: Kavery Nambisan
  • ISBN: 9780141000886
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2019-05-13T05:49:20+00:00

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    1. If you ask me what genre “The Scent of Pepper” by Kavery Nambisan falls under, I would like to coin a new category, namely sensuous fiction. This novel assails all your senses and leaves you numb to your surroundings. I was bewitched by the various descriptions in the book – of the people, land, food, customs, rituals and oh, everything. The whole book is replete with rich imagery, all so vividly portrayed that you feel like catching the next train to the lush Kodagu. Alas, the Kodagu in t [...]

    2. This is a multigenerational tale of The Kaleyanda family in Coorg in what will become Karnataka during the end of the British Empire, early 20th century.Without a map or a glossary, (and maybe a family tree) I found the beginning hard to follow. It made me wonder who Nambisan is writing for. She has been at the Interational Writers' workshop at Iowa, so she clearly is interested in an international audience. I love having the Indian places, food names and other terms--but did not have internet s [...]

    3. Scent of pepper is an story of 2 generations of Kalyenda family of kodava the modern day Coorg. An story weaves around the matriarch Nanji. Kavita weaves many a tales and even though some of her characters are well etched out some are guests. It's a story that's honest and intimate but fails to glue you into it. As a reader I remained outside the story and found it hard to pick up after I put the book down for a few days. The end leaves you with mixed emotions and a strange sense of gloom. It's [...]

    4. The Scent of Pepper is laden with Kodava fragrance throughout - in its descriptions, emotions, thoughts and structure. The melancholia of the land and its people sticks to the narration like smells stick to spices, and the effect is an endearing story of not only Nanji's Kaleyanda family, but of an entire race, an entire populace. The narration is sympathetic and aloof at once, both the beauty and putrescence of the land and its people captured with ease and without either adoration or contempt. [...]

    5. A really good, absorbing read, loaded with local colour and interesting characters. I'm a sucker for books about exotic places, and this book really captures Coorg -- a fascinating, 'foreign' part of the south Indian hills, populated by a fierce, proud, martial people, the Kodavas. I loved the writing style and was eager to read her later books, but sadly none of them has the heart that this book has; I just couldn't get through them.

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