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Rabindranath Maharaj
RABINDRANATH MAHARAJ is the author of three novels: A Perfect Pledge (published simultaneously in 2005 by Knopf Canada and in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize; The Lagahoo's Apprentice (Knopf... show more

RABINDRANATH MAHARAJ is the author of three novels: A Perfect Pledge (published simultaneously in 2005 by Knopf Canada and in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize; The Lagahoo's Apprentice (Knopf Canada, 2000) which was a Globe and Mail and a Toronto Star notable book of the year; and Homer in Flight (Goose Lane Editions, 1997) which was a finalist for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award; and three collections of short stories: The Book of Ifs and Buts (Vintage Canada, 2002), The Writer and His Wife (Peepal Tree Press, UK, 1996), and The Interloper (Goose Lane Editions, 1995) which was nominated for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region) for Best First Book. Born and raised in Trinidad, he immigrated to Canada in the early 1990s and now lives in Ajax, Ontario.
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I had to push myself a little with this novel, particularly at the beginning, where I couldn't seem to get hold of the subsidiary characters. I agree with the view of many other commenters that the novel is very episodic, and there isn't necessarily much of a through-line except for the narrator's p...
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Breadcrumb Reads rated it 8 years ago
Born in a Brahmin family, a Hindu priest and yogi, Death of a Guru is the autobiography of Rabindranath Maharaj - a story that is about disillusionment and the search for truth. He gives a vivid description of Hindu life and customs, and the struggle he has between choosing the religion he was born ...
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Cheryl's books rated it 11 years ago
Finally finished this book. I’ve had that book for about 5 yrs I think. Well I’m glad I finally read it. It was good. An Indian immigrant from Trinidad comes to Toronto — the city is a character lurking in the background.
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