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    Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel Shona Patel æ 4 characters characters Song of the Flame Tree In her debut Tea Time for the Firefly Shona Patel touched on the plight of widows in India of the last century In the second Flame Tree Road she takes that topic a step further and makes their welfare the spur that motivates her protagonist Biren Roy to get a top notch British education and become a lawyer Early on Biren sees firs

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    Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel India the caste system no rights for women except through marriage FLAME TREE ROAD addresses these issues that were prevalent in India during the 1800'sBiren Roy is the main character His father died at a young age and his mother like all Indian widows became an outcast once their husbands were gone Biren's mother's pligh

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    Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel What the heck It started out so goodbut that ending SO bizarre This book was so enjoyable til halfway or even almost two thirds of the way th

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    Shona Patel æ 4 characters Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel 25 stars In an interview with Shona Patel she confesses to an almost excessive amount of researching before begi

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    characters Song of the Flame Tree Shona Patel æ 4 characters Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook æ Shona Patel See the full review at wwwluxuryreadingcomI was absolutely blown away by Shona Patel’s debut novel Teatime for the Firefly when I

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    Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook æ Shona Patel I loved Shona Patel's Flame Tree Road and recommend it without reservation The author gave me an ARC copy of the prepublished novel in return for an honest review I read and thoroughly enjoyed her first novel Teati

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    characters Song of the Flame Tree Shona Patel æ 4 characters Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook æ Shona Patel I was so in love with Layla's grandfather Dadamoshai from Teatime for the Firefly that I could not wait to read about his boyhood and early life in Flame Tree Road What a treat to return to Shona Patel's story world and watch these characters come alive again with such drama with so much heartWe get to see Dadamoshai aka Biren Roy

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    Shona Patel æ 4 characters Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel This was a beautifully written story of Biren Roy's life Patel's writing truly paints a picture of a time and a place that seems both exotic a

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    Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook æ Shona Patel Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel This review was originally posted on Spun I don't usually read historical fiction but I borrowed Flame Tree Road from the library because I was intrigued by the premise As an Indian girl living abroad I don't know as much about Indian culture as I'd like to so I embraced this opportunity to learn a few things about India in 1870s

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    Pdf Free Song of the Flame Tree author Shona Patel I was immediately drawn into the story because of the wonderful setting Bengal and the character of Shibani a young married woman with two adolescent boys and a devoted educated and hard working husband But the story uickly shifts to Biren Roy as the central character He is Shibani's oldest son and the novel follows him from a small Bengali village to Calcutta and then OxfordHis path in life becomes a metaphor for the ongoing stru

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review Ì Song of the Flame Tree 104 READERS PLEASE NOTEThe title and cover of this book has been changed to FLAME TREE ROADFrom the acclaimed author of Teatime for the Firefly comes the story of a man with dreams of changing the world who finds himself changed by love1870s India In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage young Biren Roy dreams of for. India the caste system no rights for women except through marriage FLAME TREE ROAD addresses these issues that were prevalent in India during the 1800 sBiren Roy is the main character His father died at a young age and his mother like all Indian widows became an outcast once their husbands were gone Biren s mother s plight and the plight of all Indian widows gave Biren his drive to fight for euality for women in all respects not only marriageBiren warmed my heart because of his goodness and his passion to help the women of India Biren luckily was sent to an English school in India gained entrance to a college in London where he earned his law degree and then returned to India to achieve his goalWe follow Biren his family and his career throughout the book Biren married and the beauty and passion of his respect for his marriage and his wife oozed through the pages FLAME TREE ROAD is a book that will hold your interest because of the mesmerizing aspect of India and Biren s passion for helping the women of India Ms Patel s writing is beautiful with wonderful detail Her writing flows and takes you with itENJOY the depth of this book if you read it FLAME TREE ROAD is filled with passion love and pain and is a marvelous read even though it isn t always uplifting Ms Patel described the lives ineuality and caste system in India I found the customs and culture of India extremely interesting especially the marriage proposal procedure 45This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review

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review Ì Song of the Flame Tree 104 Verned by age old conventions progress comes at a price and soon Biren becomes a stranger among his own countrymen Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless he meets Maya the independent minded daughter of a local educator and his soul is reignited It is in her love that Biren finally finds his home and in her heart that he finds the hope for a new worl. This was a beautifully written story of Biren Roy s life Patel s writing truly paints a picture of a time and a place that seems both exotic and everyday Biren Roy is a sort of extraordinary ordinary man and it s easy to care about him He could be called the man who loves women but not in a womanizing sense largely due to his mother s early widowhood and the ensuing events he believes passionately in gender euality and strives toward that goal through education and bureaucracy I think Teatime for the Firefly was probably successful because the setting of Assam was so isolated whereas here she tries to cover the village life of what is now Bangladesh the busy world of Calcutta the life of the Indian students of Cambridge It s a lotThe same is true with the scope of the story which follows Biren from boyhood to old age While some events are described in detail others are bypassed completely or filled in with broad strokes In some cases that makes sense events in his mother and brother s lives in India while he s in England wouldn t be appropriate to relate firsthand However his wedding is summed up in a brief sentence along the lines of after five days of traditional Bengali celebrations I wanted to hear about these traditional Bengali celebrations Not to mention about the briefly explored relationship between the Hindu and Muslim communities And the inherent problems such as disease and flood that come with a riverside life And the logistics of the crematoria And what the greater effects of the British bureaucracy were And about a million other thingsBut for the most part I loved this leisurely story of a wonderful man I only wish that I had remembered before I got to the supplementary material that Biren was the main character s grandfather in Teamtime for the Firefly It makes me want to reread that one I bet I would enjoy it even this time My biggest complaint was that the last uarter of the book felt like it was on fast forward It took 300 pages for him to age from 8 to his early 30s and suddenly he was 50 and then 80 I guess some people would be bored with detail but I so enjoyed the early parts and so much happened to him in later life that could have been explored deeply particularly his relationship with his daughter A man who dedicates his life to improving women s lives and has a very troubled relationship with his daughter fiction gold Perhaps Patel will realize she needs to write another novel about the second half of Biren s life just as she realized she needed to write about Layla s grandfather s life after writing Teatime for the Firefly I ll hope

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review Ì Song of the Flame Tree 104 Ging a new destiny When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood–shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance–Biren devotes his life to affecting change Biren's passionate spirit blossoms as wildly as the blazing flame trees of his homeland With a law degree he goes to work for the government to pioneer academic euality for girls But in a place go. 25 stars In an interview with Shona Patel she confesses to an almost excessive amount of researching before beginning her writing And this is obvious to the reader in all the big and small details of late 1800s and early 1900s India to be enjoyed in this book The flora and fauna the caste system with communities of fishermen weavers potters outcasts such as the water gypsies family dynamics the plight of Indian women especially widows the relationship of native Indians with the European colonists engagement and marriage customs burial rituals etc All this and is a stunning kaleidoscopic look at an ever fascinating countryAs the preuel to TEATIME FOR THE FIREFLY this story focuses on the early years of Biren Roy who was grandfather Dadamoshai in that book which takes place in 1940s India on a colonial British tea plantation of Assam just before India s independence from colonial rule So in FLAME TREE ROAD the story begins with the marriage of Biren s parents his birth in 1872 in Sylbet Bengal his family life disrupted by tragedy his years as a student both in Calcutta and in Cambridge England and his subseuent return to India with his law degreeThe strength of Patel s book is the lyrical ode to India The weakness of it IMO is Biren Roy Supposedly he chooses to study law because he is inspired by a desire to champion women especially widows who become nonentities to be shunned after the deaths of their husbands So we follow his years in England his friendship with a British suffragette there and interesting parallels are drawn to women s struggles even in England which should be considered the progressive of the two countriesBut then Biren returns home and well I don t see him doing all that much to promote women s causes Yes he wants to start up a school for Indian women but that is barely touched on And I see him doing nothing for widows rights Not to mention that Biren himself is not IMO a particularly appealing protagonist Throughout his life I see him as too reserved too weak and much too passive Things happen to him He doesn t ever make things happenI also found the plot development towards the end to be too fast forward The years from 1904 to 1950 take up only the last 70 pages of a 396 page book which begins in 1871 That made things too sketchy too underdeveloped Perhaps it s because of this rapid movement of time that the author did not satisfactorily develop Biren s relationship with and care for his wife and his daughter And then all of a sudden on the last two pages of the book a character we haven t seen or heard from since the early 1900s shows up as an important part of Biren s life in 1950 What How did that happen There were no hints prior to those last pages Perhaps one needed to have read TEATIME to fill in the gaps here I haven t so I was left with a big uestion markBottom line India is a beautiful character here Biren Roy not so much

  • Paperback
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  • Song of the Flame Tree
  • Shona Patel
  • English
  • 18 August 2020
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