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The Pleasure Seekers By Tishani Doshi The Pleasure Seekers Meet the Patel Joneses Babo Sian Mayuri and Bean in their little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women s Association in Madras Babo grew up here but he and Sian his crea
  • Title: The Pleasure Seekers
  • Author: Tishani Doshi
  • ISBN: 9781608192779
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pleasure Seekers By Tishani Doshi Meet the Patel Joneses Babo, Sian, Mayuri, and Bean in their little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women s Association in Madras Babo grew up here, but he and Sian, his cream skinned Welsh love, met in London Babo s parents disapproved And then they disapproved unless the couple moved back to Madras So here they are And as the twentieth centMeet the Patel Joneses Babo, Sian, Mayuri, and Bean in their little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women s Association in Madras Babo grew up here, but he and Sian, his cream skinned Welsh love, met in London Babo s parents disapproved And then they disapproved unless the couple moved back to Madras So here they are And as the twentieth century creaks and croaks its way along, Babo, Sian, and the children navigate their way through the uncharted territory of a hybrid family the hustle and bustle of Babo s relatives the faraway phone line crackle of Sian s the eternal wisdom and soft bosom of Great Grandmother Ba the perils of first love, lost innocence, and old age and the big question What do you do with the space your loved ones leave behind Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, plunges into fiction for the first time with this tender and uplifting debut With rich feeling and dazzling language, Doshi evokes both Zadie Smith and Rohinton Mistry as she captures the quirks and calamities of one unusual clan in a story of identity, family, belonging, and all transcending love.
    The Pleasure Seekers By Tishani Doshi The Pleasure Seekers Feb , The three women in The Pleasure Seekers are quite a bit younger than the trio in the first film and their romantic problems are similar, but not as critical The three girls are Carol Lynley who works for an American wire service in Madrid, entertainer Ann Margret, and Pamela Tiffin who is fresh off the boat and fresh off the farm so to speak who is bunking in with them temporarily. The Pleasure Seekers band The Pleasure Seekers Jean Negulesco, Ann The Pleasure Seekers is a film that some of us have been waiting a long time to see released in a North American Reg DVD release, and instead of any preferentially treatment from the studio, th Century Fox, it was dumped into its Cinema Archives MOD product assembly line, maybe because the reviews for the film had their detractors, but what is worse, it may not be a true widescreen The Pleasure Seekers Rotten Tomatoes Audience Reviews for The Pleasure Seekers Sep , Adequate reworking of Three Coins in the Fountain with musical numbers courtesy of Ann Margret by the same director. The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi The Pleasure Seekers is a ballad of love, the kind that hits you like a deluge and threatens to sweep you away from everything you were and knew before, into blissful oblivion It is also an ode to family, to the loved ones that are at the core of your existence, and who matter most in the end. The Pleasure Seekers film The Pleasure Seekers band
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    1. Tishani Doshi

      Tishani Doshi born 1975 is an Indian poet, journalist and dancer based in Chennai Born in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001 Her first poetry collection, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection 1 She has been invited to the poetry galas of the Guardian sponsored Hay Festival of 2006 and the Cartagena Hay Festival of 2007 Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, 2 and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010.She writes a blog titled Hit or Miss on Cricinfo, 3 a cricket related website In the blog which she started writing in April 2009, Tishani Doshi makes observations and commentaries as a television viewer of the second season of the Indian Premier League She is also collaborating with cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan on his biography, to be published when he retires 4 She works as a freelance writer and worked with choreographer Chandralekha until the latter s death in December 2006 5 She graduated with a Masters degree in creative writing from the Johns Hopkins University.Countries of the Body was launched in 2006 at the Hay on Wye festival on a platform with Seamus Heaney, Margaret Atwood, and others The opening poem, The Day we went to the Sea, won the 2005 British Council supported All India Poetry Competition she was also a finalist in the Outlook Picador Non Fiction Competition.Her short story Lady Cassandra, Spartacus and the dancing man was published in its entirety in the journal The Drawbridge in 2007 6 Her most recent book of poetry, Everything Begins Elsewhere 7 was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2013.Her newest book, The Adulterous Citizen poems stories essays 2015 was launched at the 13th annual St Martin Book Fair by House of Nehesi Publishers, making Tishani Doshi the first important author from India to be published in the Caribbean.Source enpedia wiki Tishani_

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    1. I was charmed by this book, charmed by the lovely characters who I felt invested in For the last two days as I was floating through the BEAUTY fully crafted pages, I wanted to know and about everyone involved, and when the book was finally over I was sad to have not been given a chance to know yet about them This is an immediate emotion It may change after few days But this is the most sensuous narrative I have come across in a long long time.The book succeeds in recreating the story of a cro [...]


    2. Review by Bernard RyanIsn t it one of the great joys of reading that via our imaginations we can become immersed in a new culture with all its sights and smells and sounds, its food and music, its beliefs and attitudes.without leaving home We have spoken before on this program about the recent emergence of novels in English from the once Asia Minor The Middle Eastern writers have long been around as have authors from equally exotic Anglophone places such as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Thanks to [...]


    3. Doshi s novel begins as an endearing tale of the realities faced by well to do children from India who are left to the cutural and meteorological turbulence of London when they want to pursue furthre studies there The ensuing story of Babo meeting and falling in love with the Welsh beauty Sian , and the cultural accomodation with must take place in order for things to work out, are well thought out and written But the mystique and interest of the book ended there Doshi, it seems, wanted to write [...]


    4. Als der Inder Babo Indien verl sst, um in London zu studieren, ahnt er noch nicht, dass ihm in Gestalt der Waliserin Sian die Liebe seines Lebens begegnet Eine Liebe, die so wohl in seiner, als auch in ihrer Welt, nicht gerade mit Begeisterung gesehen wird.Dieses Buch ist eine Liebeserkl rung an die Liebe und eine sehr sch ne Familiengeschichte Das Buch beginnt im Jahr 1968 als Babo nach London abreist und endet 2001 Es gibt einen sehr sch nen Einblick in das Leben in Indien und in eine Zeit, wo [...]


    5. Tishani Doshi re invents her parents story in a novel spanning four generations It is set in Madras of 1960s, and Madras it remains throughout the novel.Tishani takes a page out of her parents heritage a Welsh mother and Gujrati Jain father whose family has always lived in Madras Babo, the Gujju Jain son goes to study in England that cliche racism never figures, btw and meets Sian a office girl They fall in love and despite disapproval of their families they marry Sian leaves and England and com [...]


    6. It is set mostly in Madras, India and spans about thirty years A young Gujerati man studying abroad in England meets a Welsh girl They fall deeply in love How they keep their love strong and stay happy in spite of the odds against them, how they inspire family members with a desire for a similar love, how they do their best to raise their daughters to be happy Mostly about real family life with its sadness, happiness, and challenges I really liked it.One of the things I liked best is that in spi [...]


    7. I enjoyed parts of The Pleasure Seekers the wry humour, the lyrical writing, the neatly sketched characters but it failed to come together for me into a satisfying whole I felt as if Doshi should have either focused on the first half of the story that of Babo and Sian s cross cultural romance or expanded the book to become a true multigenerational epic As it is, there s no real structure to the book, no sense of conflict, climax and resolution there are many mini conflicts, true, but none of th [...]


    8. This book was very pleasant and pleasantly written, and the family situation depicted is certainly interesting But, but, but It s too pleasant The narrative thread is too gentle, with very little dramatic suspense only the last 5 pages or so or real character development There are also too many grandiloquent statements Love is X Love is Y Fill the empty spaces in your life with Love that lack real emotional sense or content There are a few too many characters we end up wanting to know about eve [...]


    9. The Pleasure Seekers is a ballad of love, the kind that hits you like a deluge and threatens to sweep you away from everything you were and knew before, into blissful oblivion It is also an ode to family, to the loved ones that are at the core of your existence, and who matter most in the end And finally, it is the quest of many who are seeking themselves within and without, a quest that will take them to their predestined future.The book strongly reminded me of Another Gulmohar Tree see my revi [...]


    10. This book is a must read by this Indian poet turned author for every Indian born who went abroad to study and or married a Westerner You ll find it infinitely relatable and full of laugh out loud childhood nostalgia from being left out of an elder sibling s play time with classmates to reading the Hardy Boys and Enid Blyton.The story centers around the eldest son of a Gujarati Jain family settled in Madras going abroad to study and work Once there, he falls in love with a Welsh girl whom he marr [...]


    11. I can tell already that this is just not going to be for me even with the Welsh connectionPoet, journalist and dancer, Tishani Doshi, has a Welsh mother and a Gujurati father This twin inheritance is at the heart of her comic, lyrical and tenderly written first novel about four generations of the Patel Joneses, who live in a little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women s Association in Madras It s an epic story full of vividly drawn characters, whose private lives are p [...]


    12. Where to begin with this one This book was GORGEOUS The story, the prose, the characters they all combined to make an absolutely beautiful narrative of a family Even though this novel spans many different tales and weaves together many stories, it is, at the heart of itself, a book about family, and the power of familial love It shows the glorious days of when family does get along, and we do love each other and those hardships that all families experience the deaths of loved ones, people growin [...]


    13. One of my favorites I took my time getting through it, putting it down for hours, days and even weeks to reflect on it I didn t want it to end It is as beautiful, refreshing, and inspiring as anything I have ever read So well written I could actually hear, smell and taste it The WRITING is what makes it so wonderful The story itself is a bit slow hardly any conflict, instead spans a lifetime of usual highs and lows of a multigenerational family , so I recommend going into it with an appreciative [...]


    14. There is no denying that this book is well written The prose is beautiful The line between detail and concision is well tread That the book was written in English, published in New York, but written by someone living in India and unapologetically uses Indian terms without explanation adds to its charm However, I failed to find be captivated by the story.In any high school English class we are told that a good story has a conflict, rising action, climax, and usually resolution This story is a ser [...]


    15. I d like to give this book 2 1 2 stars It was a fairly fast and painless read, but not highly enjoyable This is the first book I ve gotten for free from first reads program I was thrilled to have it arrive in the mail a few weeks ago it looked fresh and beautiful and ready to dive into, as new paperback books always do Anyway, I thought I would enjoy this story because of my personal background my mother is an American and my father is from India, so I m a hybrid, exactly like some of Tishani Do [...]


    16. A story of love and family dramas that spans two cultures, The Pleasure Seekers is a fictionalised reinvented account of the authors parents known in the book as Si n Jones and Babo.Beautifully written, poetic and yet not what I d describe as overly flowery.The narrative is wonderfully lyrical even if the use of phrases such as sha bing, sha bang and ba ba boom, ba ba boom, ba ba boom boom boom though charming at first did become a bit tiresome The use euphemisms such as Mr Whatsit and Ms Sunshi [...]


    17. There is no such thing as home Once you have forsaken it and stepped outside of the circle, you can t ever re enter and claim anything as yours This is a quote from the book that captures one essential truth that stepping outside of one s home boundaries has great consequences for everyone This book explores the lives of a family whose cultures combine in the amazing prosaic story woven by Tishani Doshi The lives of each of these characters touches so many.As someone who has forsaken and stepped [...]


    18. From BBc Radio 4 Book at Bedtime Poet, journalist and dancer, Tishani Doshi, has a Welsh mother and a Gujurati father This twin inheritance is at the heart of her comic, lyrical and tenderly written first novel about four generations of the Patel Joneses, who live in a little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women s Association in Madras It s an epic story full of vividly drawn characters, whose private lives are played out against the backdrop of the public events of th [...]


    19. This review was deleted following s purchase of GoodReads The review can still be viewed via LibraryThing, where my profile can be found here.I m also in the process of building a database at Booklikes, where I can be found here.If you read liked clicked through to see this review here on GR, many thanks.


    20. This book is a sometimes charming but mostly schmaltzy novel about love across cultures and nations I should be enamoured of this tale because I am indeed a dual citizen with my mother having crossed an ocean to be with my father and start a family But, beyond the awkwardly paced storyline with no STAKES Come on the terribly tart taste of the chapters poked at my gag reflex just one too many times for me to consider this a really good novel It is passages like What am I supposed to fill it with [...]


    21. Received this from a secret Santa in the UK so was curious what she had picked out for me It leads one through UK India family members and relationships focusing mainly on living in India I nice read.


    22. I wasn t sure about this book at first It started very slow and I didn t feel a connection with the characters I couldn t stop reading when I hit the half way point at which point I was pulled into the vortex of the family Then I didn t want it to end.


    23. Essentially it s a family story a family which is founded on love and acceptance The focus shifts from the eldest son to the women Ba his grandmother, his Welsh wife, Sian and his daughters but the male characters of Prem Kumar and Chotu are well filled out too.


    24. More like a 3.5 The last third of the book was better I kind of lost interest halfway I also kind of wished it had a tragic ending


    25. This novel is an intriguing look at the blessings and curses of marrying from one culture into another, and Doshi does an excellent job of it Parts of the story render good advice We should all make castles within ourselves from the stones thrown at us The author s writing style includes frequent use of words in doubles or even double doubles or double near doubles I don t know if that is an Indian proclivity, or only that of the author Thinking about her now, and her tear stained letters, produ [...]


    26. Although I am NOT a fan of Love stories, I must admit that this really captivated me twice in the past two years.Peter Bradshaw introduces The Pleasure Seekers as follows The poet Tishani Doshi has written a beguiling first novel a gentle, funny and readable tribute to her parents marriage Her Welsh mother and Indian father are here fictionalised as Si n Jones, the beautiful gap toothed girl from North Wales working as a London office temp in the 60s, and Babo, the naive boy from Madras, new in [...]


    27. This book was lovely warm, wide ranging, and with a strong sense of place The key themes homesickness, travel, belonging and what to do with the space your loved ones leave behind are embroidered with different emphasis in each character By far my favourite was Ba, the semi mystic great grandmother of the clan I was charmed by the emphasis on similarity between Sian and Babo and their respective families England isn t Sian s homeland into which she welcomes Babo she s an exile there as much as h [...]


    28. This book was definitely worth the quick read that it was At times, the poetic ness of the author s style seemed a bit much, especially as I wanted to learn about the family and what was going to happen next But, the writing was well done and made for some really interesting images I also think that Doshi does an excellent job of keeping the reader engaged, because I was always wanting to know what happened next, especially with the grandmother s eerie dream predications I thought that if one g [...]


    29. When Babo leaves Madras, India to study in London, he finds only loneliness and cold, that is until he meets Sian When he meets her, he immediately falls in love with a ba da boom boom boom of his heart Though his strict Jain parents are horrified by his new love, they are willing to make a compromise If Babo and Sian wish to marry, they must live with his parents in Madras for two years after which point, they can live where they please.So, Sian leaves Britain s shores and flies to India, where [...]


    30. I won this book through first reads, and it did not disappoint I fell in love with the story right away and stayed engrossed until the end I was not ready for it to be over It s a beautifully written story of an Indian man, Babo Patel, who falls in love with a Welsh woman, Sian Jones, while he s attending school in London Babo s family disapproves of Sian unless the couple moves to Madras, where they eventually raise their two daughters, Mayuri and Bean The story mostly revolves around the membe [...]


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