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Yoga Hotel: Stories

3.06 of 5 stars 3.06  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She wasfascinated by the country's contradictions: ancient religions amid urban chaos, the staggering disparity between rich and poor, and Indian familial tradition and the lure of Western novelty.

From three decades of deeply sy
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 12th 2003 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published August 1st 2003)
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Maria
Was ok- seemed like every story was about an idiotic woman being an idiot
bookczuk
I picked this book up strictly because of the back cover (not pictured, but it's so colorfully Indian and I really liked it.) Moynihan's stories portray a vastly different India from the one I know, which in itself is a vastly different one than the one which exists today, since I was last there in 1994. I really liked one of the stories, moderately liked one, and merely tolerated the rest -- the writing itself was decent, but I'm not a short story fan, and as I said, I was visiting a place that ...more
Denise Tarasuk
Great, fascinating! Yoga Hotel promises the reader that they will not be bored!This delightful book contains stories that I shall not forget. The stories leave me with thoughts of Indian culture, mixed so deeply with the visitor that come to this diverse land searching for something, that they may indeed be true. They are to me anyway. Such a rich and totally absorbing gem all wrapped up in one book! Bravo!
Marilyn
Interesting view of middle class Indian Life (hangers-on in Paying Guest, those who seek favors & to impress in The Visa), and what American life in India looks like to the Indians who serve them (A Good Job in Delhi). Masterji painted a bit too many ugly American characters, but perhaps it's fair.
Cathy
Pretentious and American-centric.
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