zubin j. shroff | about | books | mailing list | contact | extras


THE GANDHIAN ADVENTURES OF RAJ & IQBAL: A NOVEL
(Jaico Publishing House, 2015)
224 pages

The Gandhian Adventures of Raj & Iqbal: A Novel by Zubin J. Shroff

A quirky, desi satire about two Mumbaikars on a quest for the truth...

Meet Raj Kumar Reddy and his brother in life, Iqbal Ali Mohammad Khan. They are Gandhians. Peace-lovers. Truth-seekers. At least in intention if not yet in action.

Means what? As Iqbal puts it, "How can we say we are pursuing truth if we do nothing but drink tea and go to office and eat dinner and love our families? If we say pursuit, then we must pursue."

And so, when the price of onion increases by hundreds of percents, they set about pursuing the truth. After all, an onion problem is never a small problem in India. Governments have fallen because of onion problem. Murders have been committed because of onion problem. And these are just the facts. The rumors are much, much worse.

They say that the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan was thirty-five percent due to onion problem. Current border disputes with China are minimum eighty percent related to onion problem. After all, China is the number one producer of onion and India is number two. Onion requires land for cultivation, and therefore any land dispute is almost definitely related to the desire to move ahead in the onion rankings!

Shamelessly trivializing everything from Indo-Pak relations and terrorism to food-shortage and foreign-policy, The Gandhian Adventures of Raj & Iqbal is a quirky, desi satire about friendship and patriotism in the Indian subcontinent.

AVAILABLE NOW!
Amazon India
Flipkart
Amazon US
Amazon UK

APPLE iBOOKSTORE
United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Canada
Germany
France
Ireland
Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
Sweden





Back to Books Main Page
Back to Top
Home

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © by Zubin J. Shroff