In sensitive prose, and with a sympathetic awareness for India's natives and for the British civil servants who were sent to...

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THE WILD SWEET WITCH

In sensitive prose, and with a sympathetic awareness for India's natives and for the British civil servants who were sent to govern them, this goes from the mid century to modern in the story of Kalanyu and his grandson, Jodh Singh. It is here of a bear hunt, who goes into service to Mr. Bennett, British Deputy Commissioner saves his life and is rewarded through his son, later his grandson. Jodh advantages of an English education, returns to the district betrayal of the people who believe him to be a warlock. Saved by the intervention of the Deputy Commissioner, Jodh Singh continues his moody, solitary championship of the people, is a second time an outlaw and a parish suspected of murder, and after his revenge upon two of his enemies, he surrenders to the law... The savagery, the superstition of native India in contrast to the gentler, restraining rule of the British- this may find greater literary than political acceptance.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947