THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS by KIRAN DESAI(book review)

July 1, 2010 § 15 Comments

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Cosy, pleasant, entertaining and thoughtful.

Alternating between the town of Kalimpong in the Himalayas and the US, The author talks about the  life of Sai(who lives with her grandfather in Kalimpong) and Biju(the son of Sai’s cook who is working in the US), the world around them and the every changing political landscape in Kalimpong.

The style is lucid and the each page turns into another. You are curious as to what will happen next. The way the characters are drawn is interesting and involving, especially the judge, who is painted through anecdotes and memories.

Politics is ubiquitous in Indian fiction, here it is the Gorkaland movement. The way Kiran Desai portrays the stereotypes is enjoyable. Most Indian authors revel in emotions and she is no exception.

In all I loved the book and I want to go Darjeeling  right away 😉

rating:- 9/10

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