Book Review: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Story of two brothers from Tollygunge, Calcutta, who grow up together but go their separate ways, whilst one brother gets embroiled in a dangerous political agenda and another sets of to Rhode Island, USA to study the course of their lives take a dramatic change that will affect those around them forever.

Set in post-independence India, this tale centres around the events of Naxalbari. This character driven novel draws you in as you get to know each character flaws and all. I found the historical aspect of this novel intriguing and I am a little familiar with Kolkata, so found the novel easy to place geographically.

A truly well written novel with many layers. This is the sort of book that reminds you why you fell in love with reading in the first place.

Links to Book:
Amazon UK
Amazon US



  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I have just finished doing a couple new book reviews on my site (historical fiction addicts) that you may want to see. Nothing like a good book to keep you up late on a summer night!

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