Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh

Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh is a novella which illustrates the period of partition in India. It reflects the thinking and the attitudes of three generations of characters. While the book is extremely well-written, the constant change in the space; time and location of the characters may be overwhelming. One of Ghosh’s very first novel, he has through memories and daily casual incidents managed to explore the situations, mind-set, and influences of the post-colonial and post-partition generation.

Rating: 3/5