Get Your Free Audiobook

We That Are Young

Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal, Sam Dastor
Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Literature & Fiction
1.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

Non-member price: $34.94

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Bapuji family, returns to his childhood home after a long absence - only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing Devraj Bapuji from the vast corporation he founded, Company India. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds - refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are left to run the Company.... And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the Palaces and slums of New Delhi, the luxury resorts and spas of Amritsar and Srinagar. 

Told in astonishing prose - a great torrent of words and imagery - We That Are Young is a modern-day King Lear that bursts with energy and fierce, beautifully measured rage. Set against the backdrop of the Anti-Corruption Riots in 2011-2012, it provides startling insights into life in modern India, the clash of old and new, the breakneck pace of life in one of the world's fastest developing economies - and the ever-present spectre of death. More than that, this is a novel about the human heart. And its breaking point.

©2017 Preti Taneja (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

What listeners say about We That Are Young

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Dreadful.

I had never come across a book like this before, and I hope I never do again.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for tfdodo
  • tfdodo
  • 04-02-2020

really couldn't get into the narrative

A colourful set of views into an alien world, written very descriptive. but I had trouble identifying with the protagonists and getting into the narrative. Worth the time but only just..

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KMV
  • KMV
  • 24-06-2020

In need of time to process this

The experience listening to this book was utterly immersive. I am still finding myself processing We That Are Young. The narrative is complex, insightful, deeply rooted in the past, yet with premonitions of a future without change. Humour to the point of flippancy and the ridiculous prevents outrage from tipping over the edge. The narration was excellent and this too helped with the flow and vivid imagery. Thank you.