Asian studies in Lithuania
Original language: English
Translated from: English
Authors: Rushdie, Salman
Translated by: Jonušys, Laimontas
ISBN: 9986-02-489-7
Published in: Vilnius
Published on: 1998
Publisher: Alma littera

The Moor‘s last sigh is an intelectual story about the life of dying Moor, his thoughts and a confession before leaving this life. Parents and children relationships overlap in this large volume story same as thrilling events of life, eventualy India itself is revealed as a diverse and full of everything country, it is almost possible to smell it and feel all exotic spices. The author of the book S. Rushdie is known for his sharp tongue when talking about religion. He even touched four of them in this story – Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam.

The story begins from the family‘s origins of the famous artist Aurora da Gama and her husband Abraham Zagoiby. According to the family tree which is presented at the begining of the book it involves four generations. It could be said that it is a story about the family of old Portuguese origins (from Vasco da Gama) Cochin jews family everyday life, desires, love, war, business and tragedy. The major part of action spins about Aurora and her husband Abraham, eventualy it all turns to main character and their son Moraes. The life of the main character flies past him in the blink of the eye. He is been separated from family, his mother is murdered before he make peace with her, the hunting of murderer changed his life drastically. The line of Moor‘s life is variegated,full of different colours and it overwhelms the reader, shocks his inner world.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU