An immensely gifted writer....Crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces, and melancholy grace tes. --The New York Times Book Review Freedom Song--which collects three of Chaudhuri's vels--celebrates the rhythms of modern India. A boy's visit with relatives conjures the melancholy comforts of family. An Indian student at an English university contemplates the conflicted relationship between an immigrant and his homeland. And the task of marrying off a problem son illuminates the complex community of cultures that is modern Calcutta. Chaudhuri's vels offer simple plots that unfold into dramas of profound emotional resonance. And in prose that has won Chaudhuri comparisons to the master stylists of this century but that emerges as fiercely his own, Freedom Song anunces a young writer of extraordinary gifts.
Professor in Contemporary Literature Amit Chaudhuri