By L. H. Myers
Set within the war-torn global of Mughal India and ﬁrst released within the accumulating darkness of the Thirties, The Root and the Flower is an epic tale of intrigue, homicide, and romance; of Tantric abandonment and Buddhist renunciation; of emotional delirium and non secular experience.
The forged of characters comprises Hari, a reckless and passionate warrior; Sita, in love with either Hari and her husband Amar, a prince who needs to forsake the realm yet is more and more drawn right into a bloody political fight; and Sita and Amar's son Jali, whose precocious encounters with intercourse and violence threaten him with madness.
At as soon as a dream of India and a imaginative and prescient of a global riven by means of political, ethnic, and spiritual conﬂicts, The Root and the Flower is a piece of significant variety and singular poetic good looks. it really is, in Penelope Fitzgerald's phrases, a "strange masterpiece," and one of many unsung glories of contemporary literature.
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