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The Flight of the Swans

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The Flight of the Swans is a family saga set in British India and Malaya, which unfolds against the backdrop of war, famine, family conflict, social injustice, and sacrifice. Blending history and fiction and spanning half a century, the novel tells a tragic tale of love, loyalty, and courage of three generations of the Bhonsle family who dream impossible dreams.
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Published by Monsoon Books (first published April 15th 2005)
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Carol
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of cultural and historical references - that they overwhelmed and slowed down the story. Plot was not strong and characters were promising (courtesan-turned-immigrant, among others) but were not properly developed. Still, it was an interesting read - and recommended for those who enjoy historical Asian fictions. Just be prepared to feel unsatisfied and wished its another 100 pages longer!

For Malaysian readers - some parts seemed like it was written in response to the recent unhappiness ove
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Ee Idris
The adventure of a lifetime. Wait, two lifetimes! The book started at a very slow pace and I was almost gave up the book but once I moved to Tara's part, it started to catch up. All in all, I give this book 3.5 stars.
Jayavashini Kunasalan
A excellent novel that provides readers with an insight of the Maratha community in India. Loved it from the first page till the very end. The characters were classical and had a traditional touch in it.
Cameron
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It's so different.I seriously recommend it.
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