A Fine Balance
Set in mid-1970s India, 'A Fine Balance' is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement; panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight; and, above all, compulsively readable.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
"After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents-a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life." Set in 1975 in ... Read full review
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Epic story of intertwining lives of multiple castes in 1960's India. A review of the real lives of the various caste members and the impact of the special emergency measures and government corruption on their daily lives. Read full review