In "Bombay Time" we are introduced to the Parsi residents of an apartment house in Bombay. Rusi Bilimoria is one of the residents who made some unfortunate choices early in his life and he must now live w ...more
Friends from Wadi Baug (a middle class apartment building in Bombay) are gathering for a wedding. Throughout the day of the wedding we get to know all of the people through flashbacks. We see them grow and cross paths over about 50 years. Each character is shown through his or her own point of view. I liked some of t ...more
This book was different again from the others I've ready by Umrigar. In this book, individuals are developed by-the-each in succession, and the story is woven as their lives intertwine and culminate in the celebration of a wedding. By the end of the book I feel as thou ...more
However, the last two chapters bothered me. I felt as though if the poor people were going to be so vital, they should have been introduced earlier and in greater depth. Otherwise they feel like a deus ex machina used to get a climax that wasn't really necessary. Yes, certain chapters ...more
Short stories are not usually my kind of books but this one is very good. Wonderful characters.
While its set in Wadia Baug and among Parsis, the stories are more human than community specific and applies to any large group of people that grows up together and grows old together. Its a warm read that shows ...more
The storyline is about the Parsi community lived in Wadia baug in Bombay. Author drew a very realistic picture of the members of Parsi community & their culture.
The novel unfolds with each chapter introducing the life of each member. It tells us about the lives & times of people and how their lives interlaced with each other. The book has too many characters but at the same time all have very interesting stori ...more
Un'India parsi, benestante, diversa, forte, ma non meno umana.
Proprio così, non meno umana.
Adi aprì la bocca per protestare, ma Philomena si era già alzata dalla sedia e troneggiava su di lui come una montagna: fiera, imperiale, incollerita. "Pensavo davvero che tu fossi diverso dagli altri uomini" gli disse, la bocca in una piega amara. "Ma hai dimostrato di essere un bambino, proprio come tutti gli altri".
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Read this book a few years ago and I'm enjoying it just as much as the first time. A different view of Indian family lives. Kind ...more