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The Music of Solitude

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They are solitary—they live all by themselves. They have met at a juncture in their lives where special friendships like theirs are unheard of in a city like Delhi.

Aranya and Ishan are neighbours. She is impulsive, anarchic and fiercely feminist while he is gentle, Asensitive, orderly and believes in the institution of family, even though he has no one to call his own. In
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Harper Perennial India (first published January 1st 2000)
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Samir
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Look for the tumult in the silence within yourself. That's where you will find your story."

"If you keep looking for glitter outside, the one inside will be forgotten."

"The body rides on the wings of change in order to live."

"Is disappearing into the limitless, into Shunyata, the destiny of mankind?"

"Are comforts the same as happiness?"

"The impression of experience can never let the mind know the intense bliss of innocence."


The music of solitude is a soothing love song that one wishes would neve
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Mansi
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Much later she thought, I could have phoned and thanked him. No. Let this remain unsaid. I'm feeling special. I've just received the flowers of narcissus for a gift. These bloom on the mountains where silence swims in the air.’

Having sat on the review for almost a month and thinking and rethinking about the novel, I don’t find a more apt and lyrical paragraph in the entire book like the one above…

Translated by Vasudha Dalmia as ‘The Music of Solitude’, Krishna Sobti’s ‘Samay Sargam’ is the sto
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Vanya
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Music of Solitude written by Krishna Sobti & translated into English by Vasudha Dalmia uncovers the life of Ishan and Aranya who are in the autumn of their lives with no trappings of family or other domestic compulsions to weigh on their solitary existence. However, as it happens, the two seek solace in a shared solitude that is as sweet as apposite for two people slightly haunted by thoughts of their impending death.

The book is written in a manner to provide you only snippets, brief rec
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Juhi
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of those books whose each and every word has a purpose for being there. Excellent !!
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Krishna Sobti (Hindi: कृषणा सोबती; born 18 February 1925; died 25 January 2019) was a Hindi fiction writer and essayist, who won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama and in 1996, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest award of the Akademi. In 2017, She received the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature.

Sobti was best known for her 1966 nov
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