All Things Unforgiven, A Novel

Saaranga Books
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A story of men and women who want to be beautiful and radiant in their lives, but who go on unleashing their savage madness.

In the volatile interior of Old Hyderabad, where the majestic tops of its extraordinary mosques stick out into the serene skies, lives a south Indian family, steadily descending into ruin.

Passionate and ambitious Anasuya dreams of bettering her education, but when she discovers her husband’s affair, she is consumed by a desire to exact revenge.

Bright and joyful Rushi, brimming with resolutions and desires, believes in loving all humanity. But in a moment of frenzy he nearly kills his wife.

Growing up in this oppressive midst is their son, the spirited, sensitive Arya, unwavering in his love for them, but who from early on develops disturbing tendencies.

And when Arya, having left for America as a young man filled with shame, returns home in a troubled state, everyone’s lives are changed forever.

Immersing the reader in cultural and moral dilemmas of modern India, All Things Unforgiven is an unsettling debut novel that depicts the whole of this south Indian family and charts their descent into oppression and violence – and their strivings for forgiveness and love.

All Things Unforgiven is the first English language novel published by Saaranga Books, a new publishing house committed to presenting high quality south Indian fiction.


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About the author

Raj Karamchedu was born and raised in Old​ Hyderabad. He moved to the U.S. at age of 25 to study artificial neural networks. He​ then​ moved to Silicon​ ​Valley and worked for tech companies including Cadence Design Systems and Legend Silicon.​ ​Noticing there was a dearth of books dealing with contemporary modern Telugu life and literary​ ​criticism, he launched his own publishing house, Saaranga Books, in 2010. At Saaranga, Karamchedu​ ​published works such as Tanhayi, which gained fame as web's first Telugu literary novel; Aneka,​ w​hich the ​Telugu ​literary critics described as a poetic document of the post-2000 Telugu social and cultural​ ​life, and Sufi Cheppina Katha, a Telugu translation of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award winning​ ​novel. Karamchedu currently lives in Sunnyvale, California. All Things Unforgiven is his first novel.

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Publisher
Saaranga Books
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Published on
Sep 9, 2014
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Pages
334
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ISBN
9780988468627
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Asian American
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
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Raj Karamchedu
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Celeste Ng
The runaway New York Times bestseller!

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Raj Karamchedu
This book is about the disconnect patterns that appear repeatedly in a high technology company with operations in the U.S. and in China. "It is very difficult to work with China folks," ... "The U.S. team does not understand China." Disconnects like these are at the center of most China-U.S. companies. They run deep. They do not spare anything, contaminating the company's day-to-day decisions, its execution and its communication. This book exposes such disconnect patterns. When a China-U.S. company is infected with these disconnect patterns, it is like being thrown into a big washing machine, into that irreconcilable mix of the U.S. and China skill differences, time differences, language differences, geographical distance and culture differences - and spinning out of control into a maelstrom of execution failures, product delays, unhappy customers and eventually, layoffs. Based on the author's experience as a COO and VP of product marketing in Legend Silicon, a pioneering China-U.S. fab-less semiconductor company, this book suggests ways to think about these disconnect patterns. It won't give you easy solutions. But it will help you get a start. After that you are on your own. Most revealingly, this book humanizes these disconnects by setting them in a fictional company, Emory Semiconductors. By showing the real-world struggles of the Emory employees, and showing how, after a crushing loss of their #1 customer, they crawl their way back out of the hole, it suggests directions, so you may craft your own solutions that fit your company, before it is too late to act. The arrival of this book is a calming event in the turbulent day-to-day world of China-U.S. high technology company managers.
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