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By Vikram Seth

The 20th-anniversary variation of the bestselling novel via Vikram Seth.

Vikram Seth's novel is, at its middle, a love tale: the story of Lata - and her mother's - makes an attempt to discover her an appropriate husband, via love or via exacting maternal appraisal. even as, it's the tale of India, newly self reliant and suffering via a time of problem as a 6th of the world's inhabitants faces its first nice normal election and the opportunity to map its personal destiny.

'A appropriate BOY may perhaps end up to be the main fecund in addition to the main prodigious paintings of the latter 1/2 this century - even perhaps the booklet to revive the intense examining public's religion within the modern novel ... you have to find time for it. it is going to retain you corporation for the remainder of your life' Daniel Johnson, the days

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With Indian footmen standing behind each of the 38 guests at the long dining table, a five-man bagpipe orchestra provided music for the occasion. "1°° At first, the Viceroy reacted positively to Phillips. "It is hard," he wrote Amery, "to imagine a greater contrast to Johnson . . (Phillips) seems to me better really than anything we could reasonably have hoped for. T M Gradually this attitude changed as Phillips developed his personal views on India and the British role there. The first jolt came two weeks after the American's arrival.

The President acted to fill the vacancy in New Delhi, selecting William Phillips to replace Johnson as his new Personal Representative. In early December, Roosevelt announced the Phillips appointment, playing down the idea the envoy was on anything than a normal diplomatic mission. 95 If Louis Johnson typified the back-slapping, rough and tumble American politician, William Phillips personified the American East Coast aristocracy. Having spent his youth in a baronial mansion on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue, Phillips graduated from Harvard in 1902.

35 By the time Johnson arrived in New Delhi on 3 April, the Cripps Mission seemed near failure. Several weeks of intensive talks failed to win the Congress Party's agreement. Mahatma Gandhi was the main obstaclemdisliking the loophole permitting the creation of Pakistan. With the Allied position crumbling in Asia, moreover, Gandhi spoke of a British political pledge as a check drawn on a failing bank. Although Gandhi had a majority within the Congress Party leadership, a substantial minority, including South Indian leader C.

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