result of what happened on That Night when, thanks to an American chemical
company, the Apocalypse visited his slum. Now not quite twenty, he leads a
hand-to-mouth existence with his dog Jara and a crazy old nun called Ma
Franci, and spends his nights fantasising about Nisha, the daughter of a
The hero of this story is one such: a rasc ...more
He might have been “a beautiful little boy” before “that night,” but the Apocaly ...more
In a ...more
Slyšeli jste někdy o “nehodě” v Bhópálu? O tom, jak v prosinci 1984 z chemičky, kterou si americká firma Union Carbid postavila v milionovém indickém městě, unikly desítky tun látek ohrožujících lidské zdraví, desítky tisíc lidí zabily, statisíce na ně doplatily svým zdravím, a ta nefunkční a zamořená továrna tam ...more
I bet he rages against his fate and then gratefully accepts it. C'mon, bet me a measly $5. Hosw about $2?
I bet our heart string ...more
Another award-winning novel on sale for Kindle right now. The premise is very interesting, but the narrative style will take some getting used to, I think. But it's only $3.99 and has a lot of critical acclaim, so I'll give it a shot. If you want to, also, you can get your copy here.
The title of the book could have been built around Khaufpur (based on Bhopal and its 1984 tragedy) as well, after all, the entire story hinges around the one night that changed life in the city forever. But Indra Sinha's success lies in creating a character whose ve ...more
First, the ripped-from-the-headlines premise: The people of Khaufpur, a
poverty-stricken Indian city ravaged by the leak from an American chemical plant, seek justice from the company.
This comes with some big themes: globalisation, culture clashes, self versus society and social responsibility.
Then there’s the cantankerous narrator. Animal is a teenager whose spine has been damaged by the chemica ...more
Animal, who's spine got twisted from a chemical leak in his town, is a boy who walks on all fours. He can't remember his real name, and has been called "animal" since he was young. He deals with love, lust, friendship, anger, and even hallucinations throughout the st ...more
I guess the repeated-i ...more
This book is a good read as it gives a glimpse o ...more
Guess copywriter genes in Indra Sinha, helped him writing excellent prose for this novel, a few passages here and there brought back ‘Oskar Matzerath’ to my mind. Obscenity as a shock element, was abound in this book. Narr ...more
The story follows Animal as he and his friends try to seek justice from the factory owners for the continuing suffering of the people. Although the topic of this story does not seem ...more
Indra Sinha's books, in addition to his translations of ancient Sanskrit texts into Eng ...more