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Under a Tin-Grey Sari

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Under a Tin-Grey Sari is a sensual love story set in 1967 in the bustling city of Chittagong, East Pakistan. It is a time of boom and ferment, when a household cook may dream of fame and fortune, a bearer brazenly spit in the drinks of oblivious sahibs, an ayah sublimely seduce a minisahib and a letterwriter link the dead with the living.
Paperback, 479 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press (first published 2002)
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I was reading this book in bengali translation...couldn't finish it....when I was about 100 pages left to finish it , I actually gave up the wastage of time...
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Jun 29, 2016 Book -O-Holic rated it did not like it

" Khalid agreed they looked silly because they had no pigment but, "they drink water and they eat flour the same as you bastards."

This book got me in a reading slump. Something about the storyline I couldn't get into it at all. There were moments which were not only dragging but very confusing. Zeythi was annoying and so was the Minisahib. Interestingly I liked the President Roger's character. He redeems himself in the end. Wayne Ashton's writing is very good but I just couldn't get int
Wilma Rebstock
Jun 22, 2012 Wilma Rebstock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This turned out to be a wonderful book although I struggled in the early pages and nearly gave up on it. I was interested that it takes place in what is now Bangladesh, a place I have twice visited--in Rashahi (Sp?) and Dacca, not Chittagong. It makes me long to see my friends again and gives me plenty to think about. A lovely book!
Mar 12, 2012 Anne rated it liked it
I really liked this novel. I admit I am a sucker for anything set in India or Pakistan. However, I felt this really captured the spirit of hope that people in some of the bleakest points of their lives. The description was beautiful. Perhaps a bit slow for some, but an enjoyable read.
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Sweet book, it's in my collection. Interesting read!
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Wayne Ashton
Wayne Ashton was born to British and Pakistani parents in Karachi, leaving there at five, and then was brought up in many corners of the world, Chittagong, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Lagos, London, Perth and Sydney. His work spans painting, ink drawings and fiction. This includes: the highly acclaimed novel Under a Tin-Grey Sari; twelve solo exhibitions; many group shows; and three ra
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