Gita mehta‘s “ a river sutra ” has been one such book i have read in the recent past which deals with this theme and does it quite well too the narrator – a retired senior bureaucrat retires to a guest house on the banks of river narmada with the intention of withdrawing from world for a life of contemplation. A deceptively simple second novel from author-filmmaker mehta (raj, 1989) that--with gentle good humor--addresses an age-old big subject: the workings of the human heart.
Gita mehta is the author of the bestselling books karma cola, raj, a river sutra, and snakes and ladders she divides her time between new york, london, and india. This detailed literature summary also contains bibliography and a free quiz on a river sutra by gita mehta in a river sutra , gita mehta took a new direction in her writing in her previous works, karma cola (1979) and raj (1989), mehta had focused on the interactions between india and the western world.
From the sober, caustic tone of karma cola, gita mehta takes on a totally different tone in this book she gets romantic and passes no judgement on the occult in fact, it would seem that the author accepts some of the supernatural explanations gita mehta writes beautifully in a river sutra. Mehta’s next important novel is a river sutra published in 1993 perhaps this is her most popular and bestselling novel perhaps this is her most popular and bestselling novel the river, narmada, is in the centre of the narrative of the novel.
In a river sutra, mehta returns to the same spiritual territory, examining afresh the tendency to disengage from the world rather too quickly hers is a humanist interpretation the novel begins with the words of a 14th-century indian poet: listen, o brother.
A river sutra is a collection of stories written by gita mehta and published in 1993 the book's stories are interconnected by both a geographical reference (the narmada river and the narmada river valley), and by the theme of diversity within indian society, both present and past.