An immensely gifted writer.... Crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces, and melancholy grace notes. The New York Times Book Review Freedom Songwhich collects three of Chaudhuris novelscelebrates the rhythms of modern India.
A boys visit with relatives conjures the melancholy comforts of family. An Indian student at an English university contemplates the conflicted relationship between an immigrant and his homeland. And the task of marrying off a problem son illuminates the complex community of cultures that is modern Calcutta.
Chaudhuris novels offer simple plots that unfold into dramas of profound emotional resonance. And in prose that has won Chaudhuri comparisons to the master stylists of this century but that emerges as fiercely his own, Freedom Song announces a young writer of extraordinary gifts. 2000 Winner of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction.