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akhil’s last login was Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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I hope you don't mind that I am dropping you a line. I saw your exchanges with my Shelfari friends, Aarti and David and so checked out your shelf. I am happy to hear that you are able to get Amazon books in India. I hope that makes them more affordable. We in the US are spoiled by the easy availability of inexpensive books. One more thing I take for granted.
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Hello akhil. Thank you for your note. Indeed I do have a great fascination with India. So many middle class Americans, post-1960's, gravitated to India and Hinduism, believing that there they would find spiritual food to fill their existentially empty Western stomachs. The great, ancient religion of Hinduism compels me as we'll, but I think my interest in India is broader: The culture itself, in all its facets, is so rich- the food, the history, the literature, all of it teams with life and vibrancy found in few other places. One of my very favorite film directors is the Bengali, Satyagit Ray. The APU Trilogy moves me like no other films I know. One day I hope to travel to India. I'm guessing I will find it overwhelming.
Forgive me for "eavesdropping" on your note to Aarti, but noticed you mentioned that your father was a friend of the Russian painter Nicholas Roreich. The same artist, I assume, whom Diagelev commissioned to design costumes and sets for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring? Amazing! I read that he died in Punjab. Is this where you are from?
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
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