Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Between the assassinations - Aravind Adiga

Adiga's second novel ( though written before the highly successful White Tiger ) blurs the boundaries between fiction, travel log and history text. The history of the fictional town of Kittur and the travel log of the city's sites are interspersed with detailed descriptions of the lives of the privileged and not so privileged inhabitants of Kittur.
Set in the years between the assassinations of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, there appears to be little joy in the lives of the characters.

A fascinating depiction of the city and it's people.

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