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Автор: Vikas Kumar Jha

Длина: 307 стр.4 ч


'This novel has the same charm as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Intensely nostalgic and engrossing.' - Hansda Sowendra Shekhar

Denis McGowan left India for Hong Kong to make his fortune.

As the years passed and his printing press prospered, he lost

touch with home. But as news of Hong Kong's impending

handover by Britain to China trickles in, McGowan's stable

life seems suddenly uncertain. And it stirs up his memory,

filling him with nostalgic ache for his village in India.

That's when young Robin McGowan

decides to travel to the village his father speaks of so

often: McCluskieganj, an Anglo-Indian agricultural haven

founded in the 1940s in what is now Jharkhand. Only, when he

gets there, he finds that the village

is nothing like the idyllic home of his father's childhood.

Overrun by outlaws, riddled with politics and controlled by land

mafia, this is not the place where the nature-loving tribals

had once peacefully co-existed with the Anglo-Indians who

chose India over Britain in 1947.

This is a true-to-life portrait of an extraordinary village.