Between the Assassinations
About the Book
Full of fresh humour and wry observation, a small town in the south of India is conceived and mapped with brilliant precision. Kittur on India's south-western coast, between Goa and Calicut, is a small, undistinguished everytown. Here, an illiterate Muslim boy working at the train station finds himself tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a Dalit bookseller is arrested for selling a copy of The Satanic Verses; a rich, spoiled, half-caste student decides to explode a bomb in college; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy with a mysterious disease that may be AIDS. Across class, religion, occupation and preoccupation, Kittur is mapped. What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town in the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv. With the cartographer's precision and the novelist's humanity Aravind Adiga composes a group portrait of ordinary Indians in a time of extraordinary transformation. Keenly observed and finely detailed, Between the Assassinations is a triumph of the voice and imagination.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780330450546
Publisher Date: 07 Nov 2008
Binding: Paperback
Height: 197 mm
No of Pages: 300
Width: 130 mm
ISBN-10: 0330450549
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Publisher Imprint: Picador
Edition: Indian ed
Language: English
Type: General (US: Trade)