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Four Steps from Paradise

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 654 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Not Avail
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Sonia Gomes
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
A strange thing happens to people when they are colonised, after some time they feel westernised, socially they feel much superior to the ‘others’ who have not taken the trouble or made the effort to integrate themselves.
Goa, has these strict adherents of the Western culture, one sign of these aficionados is their passion for olive oil which is a must for any soup and which is used oh so sparingly until the next consignment is brought from Portugal. Of course you have to use cutlery, not eating
Ramaswamy Raman
Jul 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
An exceptional saga narrated through the eyes of a 12 year old boy who grows up to be 50.
A tale of an aristocratic land owners family in 1940's, who all form the family, their hidden dark secrets, their journey from richness to downfall is written masterfully.
The story from the eyes of Krishna a boy born in richness loved by his elder brother and 2 elder sisters. They are born with a silver spoon as their maternal grandfather is a rich, respected landowner. The children have lost their mother an
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In the years immediately following India’s independence, the Naidu family retains its glory and wealth, and the traditional joint family ways of living. The narrator is Krishna Naidu, the youngest member of the clan, eight years old and the darling of everyone in the family. Having lost his mother at an early age, his father means everything to him, though he is very loyal to his siblings and grandparents too.

The story begins with his father introducing Krishna, his favourite, to his, and his s
Roopam Jain
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
It took me the longest time to finish this book. Surprisingly, I came to England from India for the very first time and started reading this book right that very time. I did not like many things in this book but most distinctively the way a child narrates the story like an adult. C’mon..he couldn't be pondering about bossoms and marriages! It just seemed distorted. And the story primarily focuses on this inherent inferiority complex Indians have towards the British; also a sense of superiority a ...more
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