February 14, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

The Guru of Love

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Samrat Upadhyay
publisher
Houghton Mifflin
genre
Fiction

”My personal problems are my country’s problems. My history is this forsaken country’s history.” In Samrat Upadhyay’s minimally embellished debut novel, The Guru of Love, the story of a married Nepali math tutor in love with his student, is poignantly linked to the unstable political climate of Nepal, a country torn between tradition and modernism. Touching on such themes as infidelity, class snobbery, teenage rebellion, and in-law warfare, ”Guru of Love” may sound like a modern-day soap opera, but it reads like a graceful, page-turning mixture of stirring romance and social commentary.

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