A novel of India today by an Englishman whose understanding and sympathy is with the peasants, which expresses all their...

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A novel of India today by an Englishman whose understanding and sympathy is with the peasants, which expresses all their curiosities of superstition and custom with affectionate tolerance. This is the story of a poor, primitive village uprooted when it is requisitioned by the British, as its natives are evacuated to overcrowded tenement cities where they are caught in a giant city cage and the threat of famine. Particularly it is the story of Sita, gentle and serene, Sita who is to sustain the family-old and young-through dislocation and degradation, who is to lose her husband to Comrade Putana, an emancipated Hindu Communist, and who is eventually to die in a riot during the general strike... A socially, politically aware and authentic portrait of an abused nation-but one questions whether it will find an American audience.

Pub Date: Feb. 20, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946