Friday, August 1, 2008


"Saawariya" is, in fact, a faithful adaption of a short story by the Russian master tale-teller Fyodor Dostoevsky. Only, "Saawariya" takes place in India.

Like the film, "White Nights" is best taken in over a few sittings. It is a darling treasure of a story and begins thus:
It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader. The sky was so starry, so bright that, looking at it, one could not help asking oneself whether ill-humored or capricious people could live under such a sky. That is a youthful question, too, dear reader, very youthful....
I recommend that you find the story at your local library and read it!

*This word could refer to many things, but it often reminds me of a fashionable clothes shop in Pasadena, called "Reference."

1 comment:

grannybabs said...

I know we aren't talking about Indian fiction, but I find it particularly compelling - Indian films too.

So probably a Russian story set in India would be compelling.

I need a few movie nights!!