The small wild goose pagoda (2020)

The small wild goose pagoda Irwin Allan Sealy The small wild goose pagoda A social and cultural history of square yards of India written in the form of an almanack The Small Wild Goose Pagodais a natural and social history of square yards of India On this piece of l
  • Title: The small wild goose pagoda
  • Author: Irwin Allan Sealy
  • ISBN: 9789383064489
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
The small wild goose pagoda Irwin Allan Sealy A social and cultural history of 433 square yards of India written in the form of an almanack The Small Wild Goose Pagodais a natural and social history of 433 square yards of India On this piece of land in the foothills of the Himalaya, the Sealy family have a small brick house with one and a half bedrooms, two and a half gardens, front, back and side, an old Fiat, an inA social and cultural history of 433 square yards of India written in the form of an almanack The Small Wild Goose Pagodais a natural and social history of 433 square yards of India On this piece of land in the foothills of the Himalaya, the Sealy family have a small brick house with one and a half bedrooms, two and a half gardens, front, back and side, an old Fiat, an internet link with the world and a terrace roof for walking on under the sky Here surrounded by trees litchi, rosewood, magnolia, silk cotton, jacaranda, a reluctant pear, a profusely flowering peach Allan Sealy looks back on his life as he turns sixty and goes from Householder to Forest Dweller the two middle stages in the life of a man as set out in Indian philosophical tradition Lending depth and texture to a narrative written in the form of an almanack is his experience of building, after a visit to China, a pagoda on his roof As the pagoda takes shape we are introduced to a host of extraordinary characters who drift in and out of the 433 square yards Dhani, family retainer and mali, bent in half by age Habilis, master brick layer and contractor with a roving eye Beauty, part of Habilis s crew, who may or may not be his lover Victor, stoic assistant to Habilis In this remarkable book, his first in a decade, award winning novelist and travel writer, Irwin Allan Sealy, gives us an evocative account of the drama of small town life at the same time it is an extraordinary meditation on work, family history, nature, Indian society and the passage of time.
The small wild goose pagoda Irwin Allan Sealy

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  1. Deepa-Rose Sealy

    Excellent memoir type book in which one learns so many things about building, architecture, family structures, indian history all the while being caught in a riveting narrative High recommend Impressive writer whose each book discovers a new facet of what art is, what literature is and what it is to be human.

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