A detailed, slow-paced story of a high-caste Hindu youth in the late 30's in Bombay, super-sensitive to a Rajput heritage...

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SON OF THE MOON

A detailed, slow-paced story of a high-caste Hindu youth in the late 30's in Bombay, super-sensitive to a Rajput heritage and colonial status, and his own attempt to westernize India. Against a background of communal strife, famine, Hindu tradition, etc., the author weaves a novel around Vijay, an Anglicized Indian with a love of flying and a passion to bring modern aviation to internal India. This is also the story of his struggle within himself and with his friends and family, the clash between the Indian background and English acquired tastes and ideals, and finally his marriage to a Hindu girl who shows him how to meet his countrymen half-way. An ambitious undertaking, reminiscent of Passage to India, which lags however under the weight of inrt material.

Pub Date: March 10, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948