Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two familiesone English, one Bengalias their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.
|Publisher:||South Asia Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
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This book is absolutely amazing. I have taken a course about the Partition of South Asia in 1947, and of the 8 books we read, this is by far the best. Ghosh is able to beautifully diplay the past and current relationships of India and Pakistan through the life and growth of a young Indian boy. This story, though describing Partition, can also stand by itself and provides invaluable insights into relationships of people, lovers, and nations.