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Animal's People by Indra Sinha
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Jul 16, 2009

really liked it

A piece of fiction based on the Union Carbide Gas leak in Bhopal India based around the main character of Animal, so called as he walks around on all fours as a result of being crippled by the gas poison effect.


Brilliant. Highly original in use of language and scope. Animal is a highly cocky but likeable character who negotiates the slums of the fictional Khaufpur sometimes with verve and sometimes melancholia but always with his libido well intact! We meet a group of people fighting for compensation from the 'Kampani' lead by the greatly respected Zafar and his girlfriend Nisha with whom Animal is secretely in love. I picked this up at the Manly second hand bookstore as it was on their shelf they use to promote their best books not because I'd previously heard about it. Very glad I chose this one.

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