The Immortals

Amit Chaudhuri

Shyamji has music in his blood, for his father was the acclaimed 'heavenly singer' and guru, Ram Lal. But Shyam Lal is not his father, and knows he never will be. Mallika Sengupta's voice could have made her famous, but being the wife of a successful businessman is a full-time occupation in itself. Mallika's son, Nirmalya, believes in suffering for his art, and for him, all compromise is failure: those with talent should be true to that talent. No matter what.

Written in haunting, melodic prose, The Immortals tells the story of Shyam, Mallika and Nirmalya: their relationships, their lives, their music.

‘As seductive as a delicate, half-heard tune’ Daily Mail

‘A memorable work – capacious, multi-faceted and intimate, it is Indian to the core but universal in its implications’ Independent

‘A beautiful novel of music and time, hopes and regrets’ Irish Times

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033045581701
Published: 01/01/2010

Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in 1962 and brought up in Bombay. A graduate of University College, London, and a Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his novels have earned him a Betty Trask Award and Commonwealth Writers, Encore, Guardian Fiction and LA Times Book Prizes.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Calcutta.

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