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Between the Assassinations - Aravind Adiga

Between the Assassinations - Aravind Adiga

Title: Between the Assassinations

Author:  Aravind Adiga

ISBN:  9781848871212

Weight:  990g

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Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

On India’s south-western coast, between Goa and Calicut, lies Kittur – a small, nondescript every town.  Aravind Adiga acts as our guide to the town, mapping the overlapping lives of Kittur’s residents.

Here, an illiterate Muslim boy working at the train station finds himself tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a bookseller is arrested for selling a copy of ‘The Satanic Verses’; a rich, spoiled, half-caste student decides to explode a bomb in school; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy who may have AIDS.

What emerges is the moral biography of an Indian town and a group portrait of ordinary Indians in a time of extraordinary transformation, over the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv.

Keenly observed and finely detailed, Between the Assassinations is a triumph of voice and imagination.

Peer & Press Reviews

With Between the Assassinations, Adiga has certainly demonstrated that he is an important literary talent, a writer capable of evocation without extravagance, a sensitive chronicler of modern India.

Stephen Abell, The Telegraph

It is Adiga’s near-sightedness that brings his writing to life.  His subject is the everyday frustration brought about by discriminations of status, class and religion.  Yet his sense of a great Indian comedy is never far away.

The Observer

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