Friday, December 08, 2006

Kiran Desai in news again..

Kiran Desai's first novel "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" was published to some acclaim. Did well in aboard but in india. She was criticized for romanticizing India; all this exoticism about guavas and mangoes didn't sit well with people for whom those fruits are as familiar as apples are to us.

Now her second book "The Inheritance of Loss" is also in news. It has created a hullabaloo in Nepal with readers calling her insensitive, colonial and prejudiced. wonder, what its all about? guess, I will need to buy the book after-all.
Book had already won the Man Booker prize for fiction this year.