Bombay Time

Bombay Time

by Thrity Umrigar
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Bombay Time 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bombay Time deals with the Parsi residents of a Bombay apartment house in a delightfully fresh way. Always in the background is the setting of the huge city itself, which most of the characters feel has changed for worse during the their lifetimes. To a large extent the novel is really a number of interrelated 'mini-biographies' of characters who have known each other throughout their lives, with the focus shifting from time to time to a different character. As a novelist writing recently about Indian characters myself (in India Treasures), I greatly admire Thrity Umrigar's insightful and sympathetic portrayals. Compared to the multitudes of the poor outside on the streets, the apartment residents live a privileged existence, yet they have their own worries and problems. While focused on the viewpoint of one resident, the reader typically learns something about another character in the building, often one with whom there is some sort of conflict. Later in the book, the viewpoint shifts to that other resident, and the reader has the revelation of seeing how differently that person views himself from how he's seen by the other characters. The framework of the novel is a wedding that almost all residents attend, where most of the late-middle aged characters realize how much their lives have ended up disappointingly different from their plans or hopes when they were young; yet, in a short space of hours the characters come to see themselves and their antagonists with more empathy and understanding. Along with them, I found myself viewing people in general in a more positive light, quite a compliment to Thrity Umrigar's skill.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like that although each chapter dealt with another neigbors life, they all culminated in the end where we notice our lives, failures and successes depend on many different people. It was a great read. Enjoy!
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
I love reading novels about India and her people with the blending of so many classes, cultures, and traditions, both new and old, within India and around the world. Thrity helps me to see, smell, and almost taste, these different worlds, and yet I can feel the joys and tragedies we can all have in common.
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