It is splendid.
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This is a brilliant book with a poignant story. Sundaresan has come up with beautiful story inspired by the memoirs, travelogues and biographies written by members of both the English and the Indian populace about race, sex, bigotry and governance during the British Raj. An American soldier falls in love with the daughter of an Indian civil service officer in the British Raj in India during WWII when he was in India on personal mission, after his covert operation in Burma. The splendor of silence about what happens after and what happened before is simply splendid.