Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Peacock Throne

Title: The Peacock Throne
Author: Sujit Saraf
Sceptre, 2008 (2007)

Well, I managed 469 out of 750 pages, which I think is quite good considering the time and arm strength at my disposal. India fascinates me and so do novels about the country. Why? Because it is an incredibly complex and interesting society. This novel, however, is, despite its considerable bulkiness, limited to those part of Indian society that, I think, add to the flavor of India but is not the at the juicy core: the world of men, economics and politics. Women and family life, extraordinarily important to all aspects of life in India, is marginalised and this makes me look for pleasure elsewhere!

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