A Melody In The Wilderness




It is the story of Gayatri, a doughty lady and her never-ending tales of struggle-despair-triumph on the soil of America. The story interspersed between past and present dealing extensively with American society and polity. The American Civil War in the context of Gettysburg battle, the Great Depression in 1920s and the recession in the beginning of the 21st century, social scenario in the late 20th and early 21st century pop up in the novel. Deserted by her bio-technologist Indian husband, Gayatri had to scout for a foothold on this alien shore and she blossomed. Even the subsequent betrayal by her American lover Gregory Amherst could not dampen her spirit. It has become an enigmatic story of gradual assimilation of that Indian-origin woman in a different milieu. Lot of issues like clash of lifestyles, cultural disorientation, conflicts of assimilation and tangled ties between generations have been portrayed in the book which will leave the readers to ponder.

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