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Baulsphere is the literary debut of a 60-year-old grandmother who happens to be the ultimate outside-insider in the intimate world of Bauls, the insouciant philosopher-bards of rural Bengal. Outside, because she is a world citizen, bred in Shillong and Calcutta of wealthy parents, who travelled to France at 20 and eventually architected a three-way relationship with a Fren ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 2009 by Random House India
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Sanjeev Roy
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Starts off interestingly and then fades away.
kumarjit
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
its not a book about bauls..its a love story of a rebellious bengali girl of a rich father living an experimental 'avant-garde' love life in the liberated French society of 80's sharing the same apartment with a polygamous guy and his French wife raising children together. Her accidental exposure to a baul concert, witnessing the long forgotten tunes of the riverine land from where she belongs, and her later interaction with the group and her sudden longing for a more simplistic and vigourous wa ...more
Vyom
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Took a long time to finish this book, but it has loads of meanings to assimilate. Acts as an excellent reference to the Baul way of life and song.
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