A Bend in the Ganges

Malgonkar, Manohar
The Viking Press
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From Amazon: "This novel set during the period just prior to partition of India and the onset of freedom is a cleverly crafted piece of literature. Malgonkar creates a vivid picture of that time and he brings out the stark reality that along with freedom came murder, mayhem and anarchy. Violence ruled the roost and three hundred thousand people were slaughtered as well as a hundred thousand women were raped and abducted. Some were even mutilated. Twelve million people became homeless. Manohar creates an excellent background of this scenario in his novel."