ISBN 9788172236885,Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity



Harper Collins Pulisher

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788172236885

ISBN-10 8172236883


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)


Crazy about Mistaken Identity. I think it's absolutely brilliant?' --Harold Pinter The year is 1929, India is torn by strikes, and the British Raj is close to panic: Bhushan Singh, the purposeless son of a minor Raja is charged with treason and thrown into jail. As the months awaiting trial stretch into years, the apolitical Bhushan entertains his communist cellmates with tales of his world: of his veiled mother; of his very modern Parsee girlfriend; of the American flapper who taught him the Turkey Trot; of his forbidden boyhood affair which ignited two murderous Hindu-Muslim riots and led to his banishment abroad. A complex work, Mistaken Identity is at once a family saga, a romance and a richly nuanced historical novel.'Mistaken Identity has leapt instantly into the category of one of my favourite books. I cannot remember when I was so moved, fascinated?entertained and finally moved again.' -Antonia Frazer