A Far Horizon

A Far Horizon

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Set in Bengal in 1756, the story traces British interaction with the Indians in the months leading up to the infamous Black Hole of Calcutta incident in which approximately 250 white people were imprisoned by Indian merchants in a tiny room, leaving only 30 alive the next day. We follow the lives of two British leaders of the white community - the Chief Magistrate Holwell and his enemy the governor Drake. Tensions build in the white community and on the other side of the tracks, in the Indian community, mixed-race Sati causes commotion when she becomes possessed by the goddess Kali. Against a vividly created backdrop of dirt, decay and slime from the Hoogly river, Chand shows the shaky foundations of British power and how the British come to realise the extent of their dependence on the indigenous population.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813254
  • 9780753813256
  • 2,138,038

About Meira Chand

Meira Chand was born and educated in London. Her mother was Swiss and her father Indian. She has lived in Kobe, Japan, for many years and in London. She now lives in Singapore with her husband. A Far Horizon is her seventh novel.show more

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12 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 33% (4)
4 17% (2)
3 33% (4)
2 0% (0)
1 17% (2)
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