The Last Burden

The Last Burden

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Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 303
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140236252


A fascinating portrayal of life in an Indian middle-class family, by the best selling author of English, August.

Upamanyu brilliantly recreates life in an average Indian family at the end of the twentieth century. Flitting back and forth in time and space, and writing in a language of unsurpassed richness and power, the author presents a funny, bitterly accurate and vivid portrait of the awesome burden of family ties.

The Last Burden is one of the most honest novels of Chatterjee's generation. - THE HINDU extremely well-crafted tale of moribund familial ties, told with an admirable ease, restraint and sensitivity. - THE TRIBUNE

The Last Burden will place Chatterjee among the very best of Indian writers. - INDIA TODAY