Ryan Lobo Mr Iyer Goes To War

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Mr Iyer Goes To War

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A fresh, unique interpretation of Don Quixote, set in modern India.

Dispatched to a hospice center in the sacred city of Varanasi, seventy-something Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture, awaiting spiritual transcendence. After he suffers a concussion, he sees a vision of his past life--he is the reincarnation of the mythological warrior Bhima sent from the heavens to destroy evil.

Convinced of his need to continue his mission and revive the noble principles of Hindu mythology, Iyer embarks on an epic adventure across India with the help of his trusted companion, Bencho the undertaker. His attempts at restoring order to the world, and in the process, winning over the heart of the deeply uninterested maiden Damyanti, are hampered only by his complete detachment from sanity and the reality of contemporary India.

An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes to War is a sometimes playful, sometimes profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction.

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Ryan Lobo is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Bangalore. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Boston Review, The Caravan, and Bidoun Magazine.

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A clever reworking of Don Quixote ... Much haphazard hilarity ... Weaves a nifty path between mayhem and genuine emotion. A satisfying and touching ending * Daily Mail * By reimagining the story of the errant knight Don Quixote in contemporary India, Ryan Lobo has created a touching, hilarious and insightful meditation on the ills of contemporary society * Hannah Rothschild, bestselling author of The Improbability of Love * A wicked, scuttling jaunt of a book filled with unforgettable characters ... Utterly bonkers * Tishani Doshi, author of The Pleasure Seekers * A compelling, humane story ... Filled with witty characters, easy humour, insightful quotes and most importantly, with a protagonist who's like a classic Shakespearean fool - wisest of all ... A delightful read. Unputdownable * Asian Age * An audacious Cervantes-inspired romp across a nation that might just be in need of a concussed hero * Jerry Pinto, author of Em and the Big Hoom * I finished it in one sitting! It has a great climax and is really well written * Shrabani Basu, author of For King and Another Country *

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