The first that indolent young Sriram knows about Mahatma Ghandi's visit to Malgudi is when a collection box is waved beneath his nose by the most beautiful girl he has ever seen.
The vision's name is Bharato. Capable and quick-witted, her scorn for her gauche but ardent admirer is almost equal to her devotion to the Mahatma.
Yet that is how Sriram leaves Malgudi to become a passionate apostle of the Quit India campaign - only to find his convictions tested by the rigours of a prison cell.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 22/06/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099282266
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- Paperback / softback from £8.65