|Noon Aatish Taseer|
Rs 499; pp 240
But that, too, is not devoid of obstructions. For example, how do you drown in a storyline that isn’t even deep enough to float? Or, how much novelty can you expect in book after book with similar storylines and characters?
Like Aatish and Aakash of Taseer’s earlier novel, The Temple-Goers, Rehan is a typical 21st century babalog, simultaneously trying to fit into and fall out of his social standing in an India he knows little about. We see many shades of Rehan in the four sections that are spread over a little over two decades (1989-2011). In the first, ‘The Last Rites’, Rehan the fatherless child becomes the reason for the constant pettifogging between his mother and granny.
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