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This book does an adequate job of describing the relationship between a son and father in India during the eighties and nineties. It is not a particularly enthralling story in itself, however the insight into rural and urban areas of India, as well as the view that Indians (according to the author) have of other nations, is an interesting perspective. The story itself isn't bad, but I found myself somewhat disgusted with both the father and the son, although maybe a little more sympathetic to th ...more
This book was quite exciting actually and kudos for hi-lighting the insider-outsider issue which is often deemed "sensitive" and overlooked from the outsider's perspectives. It can make a person angry and the scenario has caused a lot of division and separatism in a hostile manner but the story of the heart is definitely what matters in the end to make it a worthwhile read.
Finished reading the book that I started unsteadily, believing it would not be useful to me. I was proved wrong. It is a heartfelt narration on the notion of home and alienation. Some of the passages moved me, nudging me out of my ease of these days.