The House of Blue Mangoes

The House of Blue Mangoes

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Three generations of an ancient family come and go in Chevathar, the village by the sea. First there is Solomon, the patriarch, manoevuring to keep the peace as caste struggles begin to encroach on the village. Then there is the story of Solomon's sons, their fortunes rising and falling as India begins its struggle for independence. Finally, there is the story of Solomon's grandson, making his own stand for independence. A host of characters enliven these pages - from Father Ashcroft, the English priest washed up in a forgotten corner of the empire, to Mrs Wilkins the planter's wife who clings to the old ascendancy, and to Helen, an Anglo- Indian beauty who brings about the final disintegration of the family.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 111 x 179 x 36mm | 284g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813947
  • 9780753813942

About David Davidar

David Davidar was born in South India into a military family in 1958. He was educated in India and at Harvard and is now publisher of Penguin Canada and based in Toronto. https://twitter.com/DDavidarshow more