1001 Group Read: January,2012--The Inheritance of Loss
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Yes, there are serious matters at work here -- poverty, colonialism, prejudice. But they just sort of blip by, without an anchor. Does anybody else have this feeling? I've read quite a few other Indian and Anglo-Indian books before -- Narayan, Naipaul, Roy, even Kipling and one might include Farrell's Seige of Krishnapur here. I get the style and the tension between that amusing, distanced evocation and a more serious, even somber side. But I'm not sure Desai is going to pull it off.
What have others thought about this?