Author: Mukul Kesavan
Publisher: Ravi Dayal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0025160060
Looking Through Glass is a powerful, and hugely entertaining novel set in the troubled forties - the era of India's partition and Independence. Its narrator, is our contemporary properly unconcerned with history. But history makes him her own in a literal way and he finds himself in the deep end of 1942. During his involuntary odyssey through a crumbling Raj, he acquires an eccentric foster family and makes some extraordinary friends.
Often hilariously funny and shot through with an acute vision of history, this novel is a passionate and exhilarating novel, a landmark debut by a novelist of great power and originality.
..an important book that is a pleasure to read...What is more impressive, Mr Kesavan makes it look easy. ----New York Times Book Review
One of the most impressive first novels of recent years. This is serious-cum-comic writing of a high order indeed - the kind that both instructs and entertains. -- The Economist, London