The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri [in Bloomsbury Review]
The long-awaited follow-up to Manil Suri‘s glowing debut, The Death of Vishnu, features headstrong Meera, who escapes her controlling father’s house at age 17 by marrying handsome crooner Dev which, alas, proves to be a suffocating mistake. The birth of their one son brings utter joy and meaning to Meera’s life, but needy infants soon become impatient children and eventually independent adults, and devoted Meera must somehow learn to let her baby grow … and go.
Suri’s sophomoric effort isn’t quite the stunner his debut was, but there’s one more title coming of the planned trilogy, so stay tuned for sure.
Tidbit: Who knew that Suri had a hidden Bollywood talent: click here for a sneak peek! Suri was a guest at SALTAF 2008 (South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival), a much-anticipated, highly-attended annual fall event sponsored by the Smithsonian APA Program and NetSAP-DC.