Another masterpiece from Shashi Tharoor… not at the level of ‘The Great Indian Novel’ but much better than ‘Show Business’.
It is the story of an American lady who comes to India to work with a NGO in a small town of UP as her research project. She gets killed in a riot. Her family comes to the town to figure out how she died. I loved the beginning… with newspaper reports on her death… the story moves forward through the diaries of various people. The only let down was the fact that the reason of the death was pretty simple. I mean, after all the build up… there should have been something surprising.
But worth a read.