May 29, 2017

‘There have been endless number of books written about Indian post-colonial history from the perspectives of the British and occasionally the Bengalis. Mostly the Marwari community has been obscured out from these accounts. They have merely been present and never played any major role in securing independence for the country. Little has been written about them and hence the non-Marwari people were unaware of their counterparts’ sufferings and perils during the colonial rule of India. Sujit Saraf’s novel introduced a whole new perspective of the India that was when the British ruled and the India that remained after the “Sahibs” left, partitioned and chaotic.’ Book review of Harilal & Sons: A Novel by Sujit Saraf.

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