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Noon

by Aatish Taseer

Midnight's Grandchildren meets King Lear? Rehan, financially secure although illegitimate, son of an Indian mother and a Pakistani father, is the linking character and sometime narrator of four episodes, spanning life in the sub-continent from 1987 to the present day. An amazing picture of political/financial power and morality, but equally a stark assessment of the same things within families.

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A protective screen of encoded privilege, English, Western Dress, values and manners: the things that put me above caste in India - made injustice, and especially cruelty of the most casual variety, appear always the work of others.

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I, Claudius by Robert Graves
 

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