Y S S itibaren Villereau, Fransa
i loved this book. that is all.
The House of Blue Mangoes is a family saga that takes place in India. The story follows the Dorai family for about 50 years starting at the close of the 19th century. The story weaves the family's history with the history of India. The family deals with issues including the caste system , British colonialism and Indian nationalism.
If you like historical fiction you will really like this one. I think she is as good or even better than Philippa Gregory as a writer. It is engrossing and not tedious and you can identify with the heroine. It is unimaginable how they lived and died in those days and she makes it come alive in a very poignant way. I recommend it as a good summer read.