Between the Assassinations
Aravind Adiga
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'‘Fiction at its most ambitious and incisive’ - The Telegraph

Kittur, on India’s south-western coast, between Goa and Calicut, is a small, undistinguished everytown. Here,
an illiterate Muslim boy working at the train station finds himself tempted by an Islamic terrorist; a Dalit bookseller
is arrested for selling a copy of The Satanic Verses; a rich, spoiled, half-caste student decides to explode a bomb
in college; a sexologist has to find a cure for a young boy with a mysterious disease that may be AIDS. Across class, religion,
occupation and preoccupation, Kittur is mapped through the beauty of the rural, coastal south. What emerges is the moral
biography of an Indian town, its pathos, injustices and ironies, in the seven-year period between the assassinations of Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv.
With a cartographer’s precision and a novelist’s humanity, Aravind Adiga composes a group portrait of ordinary Indians
in a time of extraordinary transformation. Keenly observed and finely detailed, Between the Assassinations is a triumph
of the voice and imagination.
ISBN 9789382616757Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint Picador IndiaPublished 30/11/2015
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 329
Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974 and attended Columbia and Oxford... »
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