Looking Through Glass by Mukul Kesavan

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Suddenly transported back to India in 1942, where he journeys through Muslim neighborhoods, Hindu wrestling academies, and splendid colonial enclaves, an ambitious young photographer meets a change-mongering nationalist, a pioneering pornographer, and his own grandmother. A first novel.

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Published June 1, 1995 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 374 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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When he awakes in the home of a young Muslim, he discovers that he has somehow been transported back to 1942, ``a sacred year in the memory of the Nation, the year of the Quit India rebellion.'' Once he realizes what's happened, the narrator decides to lose both his memory and his name: ``...any ...

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En route to Benaras to toss his deceased grandmother's ashes in the Ganges, the nameless narrator of this audacious novel undergoes time travel and finds himself back in Delhi in 1942, where he encoun

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