The Siege Of Krishnapur : Winner of the Booker Prize by J.G. Farrell 9781474613965

The Siege Of Krishnapur : Winner of the Booker Prize


In the sweltering heart of colonial India, the British residents of Krishnapur live a life of privilege and complacency - until their delicate masquerade of control is shattered by the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny. As rebellion rages across the subcontinent, the siege of Krishnapur begins, and what follows is a brilliant re-creation of the events that saw the British way of life in India faced with its greatest threat.

J.G. Farrell's 1973 Booker Prize winning novel is a gripping tale of survival that lays bare the futile pretensions of the ruling class as they are stripped of their comforts and forced to confront the harsh realities and horrors of a brutal siege. With its richly drawn cast of characters and unflinching look at the dark underbelly of colonialism, The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of historical fiction.

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