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Seasonal Adjustments Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994
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' Iqbal Chaudhary is fortyish, but the mid-life crisis he faces is more complex than many. His Australian marriage has collapsed, his past surfaces to bother his conscience and he feels a compulsive need to go back to the country he left immediately after the war with Pakistan, eighteen years earlier. But his reception from family and friends is deeply mixed. Iqbal is forced to confront why he left Bangladesh and how he feels about his family as well as his native country whose poverty, squalor and overcrowding make him react involuntarily with the squeamishness of a Westerner.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1994 .
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      Extent: 297p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Shahrukh, Aneeqa and Afsana.
      ISBN: 1863736522

Works about this Work

‘No Better or Worse than Anyone, but an Equal’ : Negotiating Mutuality in Adib Khan’s 'Seasonal Adjustments' Stefano Mercanti , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
In this article, after a brief consideration of the limitations revolving around South Asian Australian writers as an under-researched literary category, I use Riane Eisler’s partnership and dominator models to explore the complexities of cultural belonging, seen as a new narrative of unique experience, through which a distinctive transcultural identity is fluidly forged beyond the expectations and ideals of dominant nationalist cultures and traditions. By particularly focusing on Adib Khan’s novel Seasonal Adjustments, this analysis suggests that his migrant identity should be understood as a dialectical ever-growing process, enabling him to link cultural differences as transcultural global constants. [Author's abstract]
Reconfiguring 'Asian Australian' Writing : Australia, India and Inez Baranay Paul Sharrad , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 11-29)
'Worlds of Disenchantment': Alienation and Change in Adib Khan's Seasonal Adjustments Vera Alexander , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Embracing the Other : Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English 2008; (p. 83-95)
Beyond the Centre and Margin : Representations of Australia in South Asian Immigrant Writings Vera Alexander , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 154-173)
'Displacement leads to a high sensitivity to space and its potential to affect constructions of identity. Immigrants are continually confronted with the questions of who belongs to a country and who a country belongs to. In this paper I examine representations of Australia in two novels by writers of South Asian origin resident in Australia, Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies (1991) and Adib Khan's Seasonal Adjustments (1994). In doing so, I argue for a transcultural reading of Australia's position as an ambivalent diasporic location: white, Anglophone, but situated outside the 'western' centre.' (Author's abstract p. 154)
Leaving/Living: A Study of Three Immigrant Writers in Relation to Australian Identity Keya Majumdar , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 168-181)

Keya Majumdar says: 'My point of interest in this article would be to see how between the cracks of the diasporic narratives appear not the text of the Diaspora alone, but the inherent meaning of humanity. My study also hopes to find an emergent horizon of consensus, based on the international appreciation of the new generation of expatriates who outlook, as depicted in both Gooneratne's and Khan's narratives, signifies a committed movement towards multiculturalism.'

Generosity of Spirit Claire Mills , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 73 no. 1046 1994; (p. 28)

— Review of Seasonal Adjustments Adib Khan 1994 single work novel
Strength from Confusion Serge Liberman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 160 1994; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Seasonal Adjustments Adib Khan 1994 single work novel
Fringe-Dwellers Torn Between Their Old and New Cultures Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 May 1994; (p. C10)

— Review of Seasonal Adjustments Adib Khan 1994 single work novel
Frist Novels Jane Freeman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 July 1994; (p. 7)

— Review of Seasonal Adjustments Adib Khan 1994 single work novel
Untitled Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 39 no. 3 1994; (p. 101-102)

— Review of Seasonal Adjustments Adib Khan 1994 single work novel
Looking Different/Re-thinking Difference : Global Constraints and/or Contradictory Characteristics in Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies and Adib Khan's Seasonal Adjustments Yvette Tan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Racial Ambiguity 2002; (p. 233-251)
The Changing Face of Australian Literature : Some Multi-Cultural Novels Ron Shapiro , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 69-78)
The article discusses the Indo-Australian connection in three novels which focus on migrant characters and the issues of assimilation and integration. The author tries to 'signal the changes that have occurred within Australian society in the attitude towards non-European immigrants, but equally the changing attitudes of immigrants themselves towards Australia and Australians' (77).
'I Am a Being Apart': The Strategy of Distance in Negotiating Cultural/Seasonal Adjustments Babli Gupta , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003; (p. 186-195)
Label and Literature : Borders and Spaces in Postcolonial Migrant Literature in Australia Sabina Hussain , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 3 no. 2004; (p. 103-116)
The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)

Awards

1995 winner International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South-East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book Award
1994 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award
1994 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Book of the Year
1994 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
shortlisted Benalla Award for Audio Book of the Year
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