Miami, FL USA
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  • The Lowland

  • By: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 999

Born just 15 months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty; he will give everything, risk all, for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother’s political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My least favorite of all her work.

  • By Simeen on 10-09-13

Excellent story and writing.

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Reviewed: 05-28-15

Loved the story. So rich and well written. Sad but very interesting. One never forgets home.

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