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By Ashok Mathur
This fantastical old novel, narrated through a baby but to be born, lines the lives of 3 generations of a Parsi kinfolk in India starting within the past due 1800s. The narrative follows the Khargat relatives from the intricacies of village existence within the jungles of valuable India, to the issues of city lifestyles in turbulent pre- and post-independence struggles, to modern diasporic realities within the uk and North the US. This superbly informed, attractive novel, via the writer of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize finalist The brief, satisfied lifetime of Harry Kumar, humanizes the politics of ethnicity, tradition, and colonial rule.
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