Monday, February 4, 2013

The Tailor's Needle


The Tailor's Needle

by Lakshmi Raj Sharma
Cambridge educated Sir Saraswati Chandra Ranbakshi is a towering public figure in early twentieth century India. A firm believer in the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, he also has faith in the virtues of the British Raj. As a result, he has to mediate between the Maharaja of a princely state and the Viceroy and strike a fine balance between tradition and modernity. This tussle between old and new values is reflected in his three children – the daredevil Maneka, the timid Sita, and their brother, Yogendra, who turns their father’s world upside down by falling in love with a lower-caste girl.

A comedy of manners laced with intrigue and excitement, The Tailor’s Needle explores some of the great moral dilemmas of pre-independent India with wit and sensitivity.      

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Lakshmi Raj Sharma

Lakshmi Raj Sharma is a professor of English at the University of Allahabad. He lives in Allahabad with his professor wife, Bandana, and etymologist son, Dhruv. His first collection of stories, Marriages are Made in India, has now been published as an e-book by Publerati, USA. His first novel, The Tailor’s Needle, first published in the UK, is published by Penguin Books India, in 2012. His article, “Charles Dickens and Me” has been published in 2012 by the Oxford journal, English. Several of his stories and articles are published in American and British journals.  

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Tailor's Needle is a novel that has something for everyone.   ....