Mr Iyer Goes To War- Skryf Library

by Ryan Lobo


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Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, he receives a vision of his past incarnation – he was the mythological warrior Bhima, sent from the heavens to destroy evil. Convinced of his need to continue Bhima’s mission and revive the noble principles of the Mahabharata, Iyer embarks on an epic adventure down the sacred Ganges with the help of his trust companion Bencho, an undertaker. His attempts at restoring order to the world and winning the heart of the half-beautiful but oblivious widow Damayanti are hampered only by his complete detachment from the reality of contemporary India. An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes to War is a sometimes playful, profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction.

Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, he receives a vision of his past incarnation – he was the mythological warrior Bhima, sent from the heavens to destroy evil. Convinced of his need to continue Bhima’s mission and revive the noble principles of the Mahabharata, Iyer embarks on an epic adventure down the sacred Ganges with the help of his trust companion Bencho, an undertaker. His attempts at restoring order to the world and winning the heart of the half-beautiful but oblivious widow Damayanti are hampered only by his complete detachment from the reality of contemporary India. An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes to War is a sometimes playful, profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction.
215
English
Genre, Indian Writing, Literature & Fiction

About The Author

Mr Iyer Goes to War is Ryan Lobo’s first novel.

Ryan Lobo is a writer, photographer and filmmaker based in Bangalore. Ryan Lobo has co-produced the critically acclaimed 2011 Sundance film festival award winning film, “The Redemption of General Butt naked”, about a former African warlord who terrorized Liberia with his child soldiers. The film won for best cinematography at the Sundance film festival in 2011 and was nominated for best feature length documentary film. His films have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, The Oprah Winfrey Show, PBS etc. Ryan Lobo is the founder trustee of “The Sunbird Trust” which works towards ensuring education for children in insurgency affected areas of North Eastern India. He has featured in the Boston Review, National Geographic, Caravan, Bidoun Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.


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