Song of the
A Novel History of Free India
In this brilliant satire on modern India, Nilanjan Choudhury mixes myth and history, fact and fiction with the skill of a master storyteller. Song of the Golden Sparrow is the story of Manhoos and Mary, and mirrored in their tumultuous lives, is the history of free India from 1947 to 2022.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘‘A skilled storyteller... what Stephen Fry does for the Greek myths, Choudhury does for Indian history’– THE TELEGRAPH
"[A] playfully fabulist satire...with a large heart, one that's firmly in the right place." - INDIA TODAY
"The writing is insouciant and keeps you hooked...this ‘tale’ about independent India looks back at the past with a different lens' – THE HINDU
"In this brilliant satire on modern India, Nilanjan Choudhury mixes fact and fiction with the skill of a master storyteller. " – DECCAN CHRONICLE
"Once in a while, and a very rare one at that, one encounters a book that entertains and educates...a song of India for India." - THE BOOK REVIEW
"... effortlessly weaves his stories through decades - a raconteur par excellence." – SUNDAY MONITOR
‘...a master of magic surrealism. A tour de force ... sweeps like a tornado through the history of modern India from Independence to the present day.’ – JUG SURAIYA, Columnist, THE TIMES OF INDIA
‘Nilanjan P. Choudhury mixes history, mythology, current affairs, and humour to to create a fearless book. Song of the Golden Sparrow is a brilliant satire.’ – HANSDA SOWVENDRA SHEKAR, Sahitya Akademi Award Winner
‘A brilliantly conceived novel brimming with humour and wit that is difficult to put down.’ – BIBEK DEBROY, writer, columnist & Chairman, PM's Economic Advisory Council.
'Electrifying! One of the most entertaining books I've read. Funny and extremely moving'
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