Human experience love friendship loyalty responsibility despicable acts of cowardice and treachery and acts of incredible heroism Toward the end of the book is a battle scene based on a real historic event Usually I find protracted battle scenes tedious but this time this time I was completely caught up in it I was THERE with Wally and every desperate sortie every stratagem and every loss tore my heart out I have never read another battle scene since which captivated me as this one did This book is storytelling at its grandest It doesn t hurt that Kaye constructs sentences designed to thrill an English teacher s heart so smoothly and effortlessly do they flow If you have not yet experienced this epic tale what are you waiting for I ve been putting off writing a review for The Far Pavilions because it s so complex and epic that I feel like I can t do it ustice without writing an eually epic review But I ve put this off for too long already and so we ll all ust have to be satisfied with a less impressive but manageable reviewThis story takes place in India during the mid 1800s when the British controlled India as part of their far flung empire Ashton Pelham Martyn is the son of an English professor and explorer of India He s orphaned at a very young age and for various reasons ends up being unofficially adopted by an Indian widow who calls him Ashok and keeps him as they travel to northern India in sight of the mystical Himalayan mountains which young Ash worshipfully calls the Far PavilionsAsh s formative years are spent immersed in Indian culture When his adoptive mother is dying when he is about 11 years old she finally tells him that he is British not Indian and soon Ash is packed off to E I first read The Far Pavilions by MM Kaye when it was first published in 1978 and have since read it a few timesit s become one of my favorite books everThis is an epic novel of Ashton Pelham Martyn an English officer during the British Raj period in India who falls in love with Anjuli a half caste Hindu princess The author s know 35 When I finish my own review I m going to find like the review where the reviewer packed it in about 160 pages from the finish I m writinglike when I mean applaud This novel was of an epic struggle than an enjoyable experience 960 pages or not I m a fast avid reader No book should take me four months to readMy reading progress really does the work of a review READING PROGRESS0821 page 42 40% Instantly enthralled 0825 page 97 100% OK I m ready for Ash s childhood to be over0901 page 183 190% 0906 page 258 260% 0908 page 288 300% 0915 page 316 320% 0918 page 395 410% Awesome ending to part 30922 page 401 410% 0925 page 467 480% 1002 page 530 550% 1020 page 570 590% This is my Everest 1030 page 614 630% 1103 page 707 730% 1127 page 720 750% 1201 page 740 770% 1204 page 798 830% Part 7 is dragging1205 page 823 850% My copy completely disintegrated the middle has fallen out Will make it easier to carry around half a book though1211 page 857 890% 1215 page 874 910% Lost interest1218 page 902 930% The end is in sight I m thinking this book being both a historical and part of the time a historical romance is what doesn t work for me There were some really enthralling bits usually near the end of each part and a lot that dragged like I wrote above this book didn t manage to meld the historical and the historical romance parts successfully the cover of my copy had me expecting romance Yeah I know not fair to the author but this was my expectationSometimes Juli didn t appear for 100s of pages The ending was wonderful inspiring awesome But I don t think I will be trying Kaye s other chunksters I have one of Kaye s children s books one of her mysteries which I think will suit me betterTime to recognise that I don t usually like fiction that is longer than 450 pages I finished itI m not even going to try to summarize this enough readers have already done so and to be honest it s so huge so SO HUGE that I wouldn t even know where to start Only that it s about a man born without the comfort of national even know where to start Only that it s about a man born without the comfort of national trying to find where he belongs in this world and a half caste girl a princess who would give her life to find it with himI loved it I lived it I feel like I ve died a thousand deaths over the last two weeks reading itIf #you haven t already read this by all means pick up a copy #haven t already read this by all means pick up a copy don t even think about reading it until you re thoroughly in the mood for a long hot Indian epic I had this on my shelf for going on three years waiting for the right time You can only read something for the first time once so choose carefullyMy favorite part Ash s childhood in India and later SUTTEEMy least favorite part The last 150 pages the Afghanistan war Some parts were intriguing and some parts endless battle scenes were snooze worthy I mainly read those bits to see who else had diedHighly recommendedCONTENTSEX One scene not explicit but not really for young readers eitherVIOLENCE Some battle scenes poisonings Suttee assassinations etc not gratuitous but people do dieLANGUAGE Mild profanity sparsely scattered throughout. Us The Far Pavilions Lyrics See them blue and deep vermilion Yonder standing far pavilions Yonder standing far pavilions Wherever I go and whatever I do The only thing that's true is my love The Far Pavilions Last Scenes YouTube They rode out together from the shadows of the trees leaving the Bala Hissar and the glowing torch of the burning Residency behind them and spurred away a Watch The Far Pavilions | Prime Video I've enjoyed `The Far Pavilions' since its original release as a television miniseries almost years ago I'm intrigued by India the British Raj and military history inherent and the associative romantic storyline between Ash and Juli that serves as one of the central threads to the film overall I've always been of the opinion both Ben Cross and Amy Irving were miscast; yet curiously I Review of FAR PAVILIONS at the Shaftesbur. And he drew aside and lay on his back staring up into the darkness and for a long time neither of them spokeGOOD JOB ASH This is totally the way to convince someone to spend their life with you act like a whiny brat and then abuse them That s what I like in a romantic hero I didn t even include the part where Anjuli tells him not to worry she knows how to make her future husband think she s a virgin and Ash is disgusted and angry that she knows harlot s tricksAsh continues to be a dick news at elevenStill terrible In recent developments of the terribleness Anjuli Ash s One True Love and her sister Shushil I can t believe I waited 25 years to read this again Oh well the first copy I had I loaned out and never got back I would give this 10 stars if I could I had forgotten how good this book was Thank you for recommending books and Listmania so many wonderful books I would never have found or rediscovered without you A truly wonderful story of star crossed lovers treachery intrigue heroism honor and bigotry The author has a great feel and understanding of India under the British Raj The story of Ash and Juli Anjuli was incredible I could literally feel Ash s pain while he had to sit through watching Juli be married to the evil Maharajah The first 23 of the book deal with Ash and Julie s early lives together culminating in the rescue of Juli from being Suttee with her sister Those pages have to be some of the most heart stopping page turning sit on the edge of your seat excitement that I have ever come across in a book and I have read a few The last portion of the book gets away from Ash and Juli although they are together and slows down to tell the story of the British incursions into Afghanistan spand the resultant disaster of setting up a British mission in Kabul Ash is still prominent as a spy for the guides in the disguise of a native of the country but while still a good read the story takes on a different character from the first portions of the book I resolve never to loan this book out again so that I won t lose it and to keep it on my to be read again and again shelf throughout the years Highly recommended As a side note if you are searching for a book for a younger teen to read this is a good choice The few scenes between Ash and Juli that were sexual in nature were left mostly to one s imagination This author is capable of building her scenes without graphic play by play bodice ripping Update I recently discovered another of this author s booksShadow of the Moon It s out of print but readily available used or at your library Another lovely tale of India set during the 1857 Sepoy rebellion If you enjoyed TFP you will probably enjoy this as well UpdateI have ust finished another story on the Sepoy rebellion Zemindar Out of print but readily available used A wonderful tale with some of the most gorgeous prose I ve seen in a long time Another one of my all time favorites I don t know how I stumbled on this book but its worth the 955 pages yeah really What I liked best about this book is the exploration of the main characters alienation He is neither British nor Indian Christian Muslim or Hindu he s everything and nothing all at once Actually I might recommend this book if you liked Life of Pi Although I would say that this is a much thorough and interesting tale The novel takes place in India in the late 1880s during a series of battles between Afghanistan and India and other various battles for the East India Company Ashton also called Ashok is born to an English professor and a British mother in India However his parents die of cholera when he is a baby #AND HE IS RAISED HINDU BY #he is raised Hindu by woman named Sita Ashok Lives A Life In Poverty Ashok lives a life in poverty an attendant for a noble family and also becomes very close to the games keeper who is Muslim and learns their traditions as well It s only when he is 13 or 14 that he learns that he is English and not Indian He s sent to British boarding school and finds himself totally alienated When he is 18 he oins the Corps of Guides and returns to India Lots of battles and love affairs follow This is a great book if you like detailed family sagas and historical novels since I believe the book is couched in actual events Reading this book for the first time as a teenager was a magical experience for me It was the first time I had ever been so deeply submerged in a book that I literally felt dazed and disoriented when it ended and I had to return to reality They were so real for me Ash and Juli Wally and Zarin Biju Ram and Hira Lal Leaving their world leaving India at the end of the book was painful The story is about Ashton Pelham Martyn English by birth but born in India He spends his childhood believing he is Indian and only finds out the truth when he s eleven This is when the person that he thought he was is separated into two distinct people One is his traditional English persona which is forced on him in his later childhood and the other is Ashok the person he was in his earliest memories of himself Ash s ourney to self realization is a torturous one and encompasses the full spectrum of. M M Kaye Achat The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement a book M M Kaye Achat The Far Pavilions is itself a Himalayan achievement a book hate to see come to an end It is a passionate triumphant story that excites us fills us with Alien joy move us to tears satisfies us deeply and helps us rememberust what it is we want most from a novel MM Kaye's masterwork is a vast rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of The Far Pavilions YouTube Director Peter Duffell Cast Ben Cross Amy Irving Christopher Lee Benedict Taylor Story of forbidden love in 's India set against the revolution for I The Far Pavilions Rotten Tomatoes An orphan from the age of four when his parents were killed during the Indian Mutiny Ashton Pelham Martyn was raised by his Hindu foster mother Sita who disguised him as her own son and called Peter Sarstedt – The Far Pavilions Lyrics | Geni. Another book that came across my feed reminding me that I read and enjoyed this book back in early 1980 after it was released the year before One of the many reasons I love the GR feed so much is because it helps me to add books read long ago and add them to the list I also enjoyed the miniseries that was made of the book in the earlymid eighties featuring Amy Irving Some books get into your senses They fill your nose with the scent of a people the lick of the sun on bare skin the brazen gossip of silk sheets or engulfs you with a composition of shadows that hints at something beyond line of sight MM Kaye is a storyteller that makes you taste India She takes her own life experience and like Rudyard Kipling and Frances Hodgson Burnett draws fairy tales in the sands of Southern India while tucked in at the bed of the Himalayans This is not ust a book for women with its romance and its splendour but Ernest Hemmingway would be proud of the imagery used to explain the Sepoy Mutiny the uprising of the colonised soldiers against the colonist generals A contrast in textures hard and soft rough and smooth creamy and uenching sweet and savoury all wrapped up in black and white A novel about India in the late 1800s I ve been putting off reading this book despite it being hugely famous and people constantly asking me if I ve read it because I m pretty sure it s going to be obnoxiously pro colonialism The dedication for instance is to the author s husband and father in law British soldiers who served in India But I m not far enough into it yet to udge so perhaps I ll be pleasantly surprisedI was uite amused by this passage describing a woman who died after giving birth in a tent It was not her fault that Isobel died It was the wind that killed Isobel that cold wind off the far high snows beyond the passes It stirred up the dust and the dead pine needles and sent them swirling through the tent where the lamp guttered to the draught and there was dirt in that dust germs and infection and uncleanness from the camp outside and from other camps Dirt that would not have been found in a bedroom in Peshawar cantonment with an English doctor to care for the young motherI m pretty sure the author a does not understand how germs work and b is way overestimating the value of a doctor in 1850 So I was afraid this book would be colonialist and it turns out I was right D As well as being terrible in all sorts of ways Rather than detail them all I think I ll ust excerpt this bit for your enjoyment the context is that Anjuli an Indian princess because of course she is has snuck out alone to meet privately with Ash a British dude If it is for yourself that you are afraid said Anjuli sweetly you have no cause to be for I sleep alone and therefore no one will miss me And if I feared for myself I would not be hereHer voice was still barely than a whisper but there was so much scorn in it that the blood came up into Ash s face and for a fraction of a second his fingers tightened cruelly about her wristWhy you little bitch Said Ash Softly And In EnglishOUR HERO Ash softly and in EnglishOUR HERO AND GENTLEMEN And no why her not being afraid should make her a bitch makes no sense in context If anything it s shocking because the rest of the book treats swearing much as 19th century literature would that is avoids it nearly entirelyThere s also #Plenty Of Narrative Discourse #of narrative discourse upon the foreign ways of the East crafty prone to lying intricate and how they differ from the ways of the West straightforward honest fair and how impossible it is that ever the twain should meet However Our Hero Ash was raised as an Indian for most of his childhood and thus can cross the lines The example given for this is whenever he s asked a general polite uestion What s your opinion or How are you he answers honestly even when one is expected to tell a white lie And this shows how foreign he is from those straightforward British I don t know why it bothers me that the author can t keep her racism straight BUT IT DOESI m going to read the next 800 pages anyway because I have a Thing about finishing books I ve started but it s totally going to be a hate readAnother distressing passage for you all The context here is that Ash and Anjuli are in love but Anjuli refuses to run away with him because she promised to take care of her younger sister Shushila Ash caught her wrist and wrenched her hand away But I love you too And I need you Does that mean nothing to you Do you care so much for her than you do for me Do you And my happiness demanded Ash his voice harsh with pain Does mine not matterBut it had been no good Nothing that he could say had made any difference He had used every argument and every plea he could think of and at last he had taken her again ravaging her with an animal violence that had bruised and hurt yet was still sexually skilful enough to force a response from her that was half pain and half piercing rapture But when it was over and they lay spent and breathless she could still say I cannot betray her And he knew that Shushila had won and that he was beaten His arms fell away. 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