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When Dreams Travel

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This novel takes up where "The Arabian Nights" left off and suggests what might have happened to the protagonists, Shahrzad the bride, Dunyazad the sister and Shahryar the sultan, when the story telling stopped.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published 1999 by Picador
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Veena Soujanya
Dec 07, 2015 Veena Soujanya rated it it was amazing
I started reading this book as a part of my MA programme. Initially I found it intriguing but at the same time confusing. It is the kind of book which you have to finish at one go. The more breaks you take the more you get detached from the story. But once you delve deep into the story you can feel it unwrap itself layers by layers. It feels like the fog surrounding you; making you feel but something you cannot catch. Geeta Hariharan's narration is beautiful. She dosen't write stories; she weave ...more
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Dec 20, 2012 michellé .c rated it liked it
When I received this book from a friend I honestly didn't know what to expect since I have yet to read The Arabian Nights.

This book wasn't hard to read at all, in fact it was quite a pleasurable read. I liked how Hariharan is able to weave a complete picture in one long, coherent, whimsical sentence. I felt as though I was transported back in time to the world of Arabian Nights where caravans trudged past the desert; a splendid white dome by the horizon; sultans and sultanahs in all their regali
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Arun
Jan 13, 2013 Arun rated it did not like it
I couldn't make it through this book. About a 100 pages in, and I still couldn't find my bearings as a reader. This is not a criticism on the writing of the book, mind, its just that the fact that the entire story is being written in present tense vignettes made it very hard for me to engage with the story. I'm thinking that its not the right time for me to read this book, so it's going back on the shelf for now.

For the curious, When Dreams Travel is a metafictional take on the 1001 Arabian Nigh
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Hariharan was born in Coimbatore and grew up in Bombay and Manila. She obtained a BA (in English) from Bombay University and a MA (in Communications) from Fairfield University (U.S.A.).

Hariharan first worked in the Public Broadcasting System in New York and then with a publishing firm as an editor in India. She currently works as a freelance editor.

In her personal life, she, along with her husban
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