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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0063C0VT4
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #703,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Raju's thoughts are further clouded when he meets Catharine, a British Doctor who has moved to India to try and improve health care and in particular maternity care in the area, and British officer's daughter Eileen. She has been born and raised in India, and contrary to her father's wishes is keen to experience as much of India as possible. Raju and Eileen both feel an almost instant attraction, but with racial and social divisions conspiring against them they are both concerned about whether a future together is possible.
I wasn't entirely sure whether the balance between romance and historical fiction would be to my liking but I discovered a book I really enjoyed. The story touches on a range of issues facing people at the time and I found reading about India's fight for freedom interesting and really appreciated a new perspective on WWI.Read more ›
Having said that, this novel built up the love story slowly and sensitively, and taught me a lot about forest industries in the Himalayas and the historical events in India during the early 20th century. I congratulate Mr Kaul on his research and the careful way in which he constructed the story and the way the tension escalates towards the end. Some editing would not go amiss: rather a lot of glowing and narrowing eyes, and tears being wiped away! I appreciated the glossary, and feel that therefore some of the explanation of terms in the text (and in characters' conversations) was unnecessary and at times contrived. However, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fascinating look at the Raj from a modern Indian point of view, or who enjoys a poignant and emotional love story.
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Kaul is a fabulous writer, engrossing the reader in his story as the beautiful descriptions, the gripping action, and the sweeping romance all come together to create a wonderful novel that I couldn't put down. I am not usually a reader of historical novels, yet Kaul's historical fiction is fabulous and I would recommend it to anyone.
I got a glimpse of how the British and the Indians felt towards one another.
I'd recommend this book, it's has romance, adventure, and history.