Things To Leave Behind: Romancing the past

Set in the years 1840 – 1912, Namita Gokhale’s new novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’ brings alive the mixed legacy of the British Raj. The third in her Himalayan series, it evokes the breath-taking beauty of the Kumaon region. Set in a past we have not quite left behind, it chronicles the struggle for love and freedom of three generations of Kumaoni women and the emergence of a fragile modernity at a time of intense change.

Things to Leave Behind: The last novel in the Himalayan trilogy

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The book chronicles the mixed legacy of the British Indian past.

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The strong and enigmatic woman characters who are at the heart of Things To Leave Behind

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Things To Leave Behind evokes the landscape, the ferns and flowers, trees and clouds, of Kumaon.

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At the heart of the novel lies one singular painting: a portrait of love, longing and courage.

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The story brings a not-so-distant past to life.

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The history of rail transport in India began in 1853, forever changing the history of the subcontinent.

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Forming a bridge between the past and the future

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Witness nature like never before.

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