Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-14-027245-3
Now in paper back edition, this sequel to earlier book English, August, is a novel of laughter and a hilarious satire.
In this sequel to Upamanyu Chatterjee's debut novel, English, August, Agastya Sen — older, funnier, more beleaguered, almost endearing — and some of his friends are back.
Comic and Kafkaesque, 'The Mammaries of the Welfare State' is a masterwork of satire by a major writer at the height of his powers.
A searing, savage passage through bureaucratic India….The Mammaries is a book of laughter and disgust, a four-letter rejoinder to the grotesquery of governance'.
'….a hilarious satire.'
'….a terrific take-off on the Indian state and how it's misrun. Wit, satire, lampoonery, piquancy and plain ridicule pervade the pages of this novel…'
'Raunchy and tough, smooth and almost facile, Mammaries shares with all good satire its power simultaneously shock and amuse'.
In his writing, Upamanyu Chatterjee defies convention. Now he has also defied conventional wisdom and proved that great books can have great sequels.
—The Hindustan Times
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