|Call Number||PR9619.4.A35 W47 2008|
|Location||2nd Floor Humanities|
|Book Review||Told through a series of letters to the actual Chinese Premier at the time, this is the story of Balram Halwai, our narrator. Balram comes from India's rural "darkness" and escapes his caste and village to become a driver for wealthy landlords and eventually a wanted criminal. Along the way, Halwai reflects on a variety of topics, including Indian culture, globalism, determinism, and freedom.|
The book is well written, and in a distinctly Indian dialect. It's informative and entertaining, once you become accustomed to the narrator's sense of storytelling. The story is harrowing at times, and darkly comedic at others, and absolutely worth a read.
|Submitted By||Cotton Coslett|
|Department or Major||Leatherby Libraries|
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