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The Last Pretence
Machilipatnam, a small town on the Coromandel coast in South India where the British first landed to trade in dyes, comes to life through a lively cast of characters – Ammamai, resigned to her widowhood, but a fighter; Saroja, the pseudo-intellectual who owns and runs the Victorian dyes factory; Kamala, the eunuch, who carries within her a painful past; and Raman, the ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published 2010 by Harper Collins Publicatoin India
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