Tag Archives: India

Review: Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 

This novel has a dual narrative of two women distantly from the same family (the first wife of the others grandfather) but a few generations apart. It’s another Booker set in India (I seem to be reading them back to … Continue reading

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Review: Staying On – Paul Scott

‘Staying on’ or is it more a case of hanging on? This is another booker winner set around the end of colonial rule in India and the world that’s emerged since.  Mr and Mrs Colonel Smalley chose to ‘stay on’ … Continue reading

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Review: Midnights Children – Salman Rushdie

It was only in reading ‘Staying On’ about post colonial India that I realised I’d never written a review of Salman Rushdies ‘Midnights Children’. This was another audio book I listened to on my commute – all 24 hours of it, … Continue reading

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Review: The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is something so unusual it comes along only once in a generation. In the book the ‘White Tiger’ is Balram Halwai. The book is written through a series of late night letters from Balram to the Chinese … Continue reading

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Review: The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

Something that I have noticed about the winners of the booker prize so far (the ones I have read) is that lots of them are set in or about colonial India and The Siege of Krishnapur is no different. I … Continue reading

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Review: The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (1997 winner)

For my second read of the challenge I leapt forward through 28 years of winners to Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’, a book leant to me by a friend.  The book is set in India moving from the … Continue reading

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