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9788172239336 60ba34b101dbdd61a20d29a8 The Last Pretence https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba61113d94a919898ef657/9788172239336.jpg Machilipatnam a small town on the Coromandel coast in South India where the British first landed to trade in dyes comes to life through a lively cast of characters - Ammamai resigned to her widowhood but a fighter; Saroja the pseudo-intellectual who owns and runs the Victorian dyes factory; Kamala the eunuch who carries within her a painful past and Raman the mosquito-scientist whose experiment with the malarial insect comes to be known as the Raman Technique. Then there is the ghost of Elizabeth Gibbs the bored English woman who slept with her equally bored brother George and gave birth to a hermaphrodite. And Nayantara who teaches Mallika all there is to know about love. But above all this is Mallika and Siva's story - a mother and son in a complex and deeply disturbing relationship. 9788172239336
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The Last Pretence

The Last Pretence

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  • ISBN: 9788172239336
  • Author: Srivatsa Sarayu
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 264
  • Format: Paperback
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Machilipatnam a small town on the Coromandel coast in South India where the British first landed to trade in dyes comes to life through a lively cast of characters - Ammamai resigned to her widowhood but a fighter; Saroja the pseudo-intellectual who owns and runs the Victorian dyes factory; Kamala the eunuch who carries within her a painful past and Raman the mosquito-scientist whose experiment with the malarial insect comes to be known as the Raman Technique. Then there is the ghost of Elizabeth Gibbs the bored English woman who slept with her equally bored brother George and gave birth to a hermaphrodite. And Nayantara who teaches Mallika all there is to know about love. But above all this is Mallika and Siva's story - a mother and son in a complex and deeply disturbing relationship.

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