THE SINGER PASSES by Maud Diver

THE SINGER PASSES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

FAR TO SEEK was a best seller two years ago. This carries on the story of Sir Roy Sinclair, son of an English baronet and an Indian mother of high degree, and married to Tara Despard, who understands, only too well, the conflicts in his blood, the call of the East and the West. She does not block his urge to return, to see the new India for himself, in the hopes of being able to interpret her to Western eyes in a projected novel. So he goes back -- and India of 1931 is unfolded before the reader:- he visits his scholarly old grandfather; he renews contact with Aruna, the girl cousin who has buried her love for him in her work for her people; he meets again his ex-mistress; he finds friendship in Grace, now married to Lynch of the police; he joins forces with Suraj Mul, winning Indian youth with a weakness for opium; he tumbles into various adventures, and he learns again the despairing many sidedness of India. The sympathies are pro-English, but there is a note of authority in the presentation of both sides of the problems today. And Maud Diver has a large and enthusiastic audience, ready made for her next book. A chance for plus sales on its predecessors.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1934
Publisher: Dodd, Mead