ISBN: 9789384625573 Pages: 400 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 300 gm.
About The Book
Bombay Swastika swings from a Nazi Berlin gearing up for its Final Solution, to 1964 Bombay, where Ernst Steiger, a German Jew, accidentally finds himself caught up in the murder of a young tribal, killed amidst allegations of something being stolen from a secure American compound. With the monsoons laying siege on the city, the reader accompanies Ernst past Bombayâ€™s refugee camps and haunted whorehouses; food shortages, textbook mafias, communist protests against American PL 480 Food Aid, and peculiar happenings at Indiaâ€™s nuclear facility; where Dr. Homi J. Bhabha, the nationâ€™s atomic mastermind, gets drawn into a conspiracy hatched in his absence.
This one-of-a-kind thriller unfolds through the eyes of a motley cast-Salim Ali, the South Indian, Muslim engineer and committed Marxist; Bhairavi, the enigmatic and sensual refugee girl; Sethji, the dowry messiah; Tsering Tufan-Homi Bhabhaâ€™s Smiling Buddha-dying from radiation exposure; and Andhi Ma, the blind mendicant who sees what we canâ€™t.
Bombay Swastika is an exploration of the dark world of absolute truths.
About Braham Singh
As Chief Product Officer of a global telecommunications company, BRAHAM SINGH writes extensively on IT and telecommunications. Shifting gears, he now gives us Bombay Swastika, his first novel. He also wrote the screenplay for Emperor, a political thriller set in Malaysia and based around their May 1969 race riots. Emperor, the novel, is near completion. He recently began research on his third novel, The Little Eunuch, set in China.
He divides his time between Virginia and Hong Kong.