Essays on Indian and world literature
I wonder if you have had a chance to read Fireproof by Raj Kamal Jha. I just finished it last night and I am still walking as if in a dream/nightmare. I checked out the blogs and the reviews and although I am pleased that critics have been more kind to him this time than with his earlier two novels, not one has commented on the writing, the structure, the form of the novel which is like nothing I have read before. Every review has OD'd on Gujarat (one even faults the author for not blaming the BJP or Modi!) when this isn't just a book about Gujarat. It could have been set in Kabul or Baghdad or even Manhattan on September 12. But more than that, it is a very daring work of art. I would love to read what you think of this novel.
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