An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma

By Akhil Sharma

“A robust debut novel that establishes Sharma as a excellent storyteller.”―Philadelphia Inquirer

Ram Karan, a corrupt professional in New Delhi, lives along with his widowed daughter and his little granddaughter. Bumbling, unhappy, ironic, Ram is usually a guy corroded through a bad mystery. Taking the reader down right into a global of feuding households and politics, An Obedient Father is a piece of infrequent sensibilities that provides a personality as formulated, humorous, and morally ambiguous as any of Dostoevsky’s antiheroes.

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I asked, putting my empty Campa bottle on the table. I had accepted the fact that these negotiations were going to be more about force than about delicacy. "They are the only party other than the Congress that can win the central government, and the BJP is full of Hindu fanatics. " Father Joseph shrugged and took a sip of tea. "That's not going to happen. " He paused, thought for a moment, and, as if ending the conversation, added, "What do I know about politics. " We finished our tea in silence.

Pritam and I were planning to come by the afternoon train yesterday, but we wanted to spend more time with our son. " He brought his feet down and sat up. " I asked, taking the chair from him. Mr. Mishra was very proud of his son, an Indian Administrative Service officer, and took every opportunity to talk of his successes. "Amazing! You always think IAS officers are powerful, but it's hard to understand what it means for one man to be head of justice, the police, and the civil service. Two hundred people came.

Bajwa. Since then, Rajiv Gandhi had forced out V P. Singh and put Rajiv's pawn Chandrashekar in power. And the upcoming elections might make Rajiv Gandhi Prime Minister again. When the mother finished bathing her daughter, I went inside. The last twelve months had been long and sorrowful. They began with my wife, Radha, finally dying of cancer. A few months later, I had a heart attack that woke me in the middle of the night screeching, "My heart is breaking," so loudly that my neighbors kicked open the door of the flat to see what was happening.

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