Nayana Currimbhoy




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Nayana Currimbhoy

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Average rating: 3.06 · 1,052 ratings · 229 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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"Miss Timmins School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy.
I loved this book. It's hard to believe it's a debut novel. My worst criticism was that I found it a little long and that it occasionally dragged a bit. On the other hand, I loved it so much, part..." Read more of this review »
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“I really knew nothing about the dancing habits of the Scottish. But I wanted to help. "I could teach them Indian folk dances," I offered, scrounging my mind for school dances in gaudy garments.

"Well, I'm not sure that they would be complex enough for competitions," she said. Pursing her lips, she blushed a dark, deep red. I knew I had said something wrong, but it took me a few days to understand the reason for Miss Manson's disapproval and discomfort. She blushed a beetroot red because I had unwittingly questioned the core belief of the school: British was Better.”
Nayana Currimbhoy, Miss Timmins' School for Girls

“It's the standard-issue Indian male syndrome. Mothers and sisters on a pedestal on the one hand, and loose women and prostitutes below the boot on the other. And me, a good Marathi girl like his sisters, consorting with all of you wastrels and worse. Too confusing for him.”
Nayana Currimbhoy, Miss Timmins' School for Girls

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