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The grammarian : a novel, by Annapurna Potluri

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The grammarian : a novel
Title
The grammarian
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Annapurna Potluri
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1911, Alexandre Lautens, an ambitious French philologist, sweeps into a remote part of India to study the Telugu language. Hosted by a local wealthy landowner and his family, Lautens arrives at a moment of change for the Adivis: Mohini, the younger and strikingly beautiful daughter is about to marry, an act which will inevitably condem her older sister, who suffers from being plain and disfigured, to spinsterhood. Intellectually curious by nature, the elder sister Anjali is beguiled by Lautens, and as they find an intimacy within language, an unexpected relationship develops. After Anjali confesses that her disfigurement -- a lasting injury from polio -- has kept her from swimming since her childhood, Lautens surprises her with a trip to the beach. Regardless of what might have happened between them, Adivi is outraged when he hears word of their outing. Thinking his daughter a tramp and Lautens a predator, both are swiftly kicked out, left to fend for themselves, separately, as they try to navigate what really happened. Lautens returns to France, never sure if he should have remained part of Anjali's life. Anjali flees too, seeking a life of political activism she never knew possible. Despite a life brimming with independence and bravery, Anjali never loses sight of the man who, however briefly, filled her heart
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Title
The grammarian
Creator
Summary
Hosted by the wealthy Adivi family in a remote part of India while studying the Telugu language in the fall of 1911, ambitious French philologist Alexandre Lautens is condemned by the family patriarch for pursuing a relationship with the family's polio-stricken daughter, who has been relegated to spinsterhood after the marriage of her beautiful younger sister
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Tone
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.O8446
LC item number
G73 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Annapurna Potluri
The grammarian : a novel, by Annapurna Potluri

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