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The Gap-Toothed Banister: A Tale of Anglo-India

(Paperback Edition)

by Juliette Banerjee
Original price Rs. 395.00
Current price Rs. 296.25

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Binding: Flexiback

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 297

Publisher: Niyogi Books

Author: Juliette Banerjee

Details: The Gap-Toothed Banister, A Tale of Anglo-India is a close, compassionate look by Juliette Banerjee, an Anglo-Indian, at her community facing the challenges of change. It portrays with clarity the lives of Anglo-Indians in Calcutta during the 60s and 70s. In a shabby apartment block in Central Calcutta, four families, the Renshaws, the D’Cruzes, the Johnsons and the Vincents live in harmony. This smooth tempo changes forever one humid night when one of the families’ children are singled out, one lauded, the other randomly attacked. Tragedy and horror seem to haunt the apartment block. The next day a resident is raped by a servant. The social fabric has been rent in a way that tilts this world. It brings together all the other families of the ‘mansion’, as this block of flats is wryly nicknamed. The Gap-Toothed Banister is a love story, not in kindergarten hues but with softer colours of hope and faith. It is a story of a people more confused than disloyal, puzzled by a lack of appreciation for their myriad talent and fuelled by an anger at what is perceived as scornful rejection. The Gap-Toothed Banister will be of immense interest to all curious about the mores and magic of Anglo-India.

Format: Abridged

EAN: 9789381523711



More Information:
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Binding: Paperback


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