Between The Assassinations

Aravind Adiga



Full of fresh humor and wry observation, a small town in the south of India is conceived and mapped with brilliant precision Kittur is Indiaâ??s south-western coast, in between Goa and Calicut â?? a small, undistinguished everytown. Here, an illiterate Muslim boy working at the train station finds himself tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a Dalit bookseller is arrested for selling a copy of The Satanic Verses; a rich, spoiled, half-caste student decides to explode a bomb in college; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy with a mysterious disease that maybe AIDS. Across class, religion, occupation, and preoccupation, Kittur is mapped. What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town in the seven years between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv. With the cartographerâ??s precision and the novelistâ??s humanity Aravind Adiga composes a group portrait of ordinary Indians in a time of extraordinary transformation. Keenly observed and finely detailed, Between the Assassinations is a triumph of the voice and imagination.

Language English
ISBN-10 978-0-330-45054-6
No of pages 283
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Book Publisher Picador
Published Date 30 Nov -0001

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