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The Householder Paperback – August 2, 2004
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Like India in 1960, Prem, the hero of THE HOUSEHOLDER, is young, idealistic--and in over his head. His family is growing, he is married to a woman he hardly knows, and his mother, whom he idealizes in many ways, is no longer the caretaker he once had. The carefree life of a dependent is to be given up for the responsibilities of a young adult--ready or not.
THE HOUSEHOLDER is on one level a comedy of manners, a fun and funny look at middle-class Indian life. On another level, it is a wonderful metaphor for a new republic's coming of age--and worth thinking about as India struggles with her current challenges.
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The Householder is by no means a boring book... nor is it an unitelligent one. It certainly studies the thought processes of its protagonist, Prem, deeply and acutely. Read morePublished on December 27, 2005 by Neha Lehl