About this book
Shortlised for the 2007 Man Booker this novel, set in the slums of a fictionalised Bhopal, is based on real events. Introducing us to a colourful cast of characters - including beggars, street musicians, stall owners, conmen and those seldom seen in Indian literature - Sinha tells the story of an extraordinary street boy and the enemy who came to help. With an explosive ending, this honest portrait takes readers to the very heart of contemporary India.
An Indian Cyrano de Bergerac, about the relationship between an extraordinary street boy and the enemy who came to help.