By Akhil Sharma

ISBN-10: 0393337812

ISBN-13: 9780393337815

“A strong debut novel that establishes Sharma as a preferrred storyteller.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

Ram Karan, a corrupt respectable in New Delhi, lives together with his widowed daughter and his little granddaughter. Bumbling, unhappy, ironic, Ram can also be a guy corroded through a bad mystery. Taking the reader down right into a global of feuding households and politics, An Obedient Father is a piece of infrequent sensibilities that offers a personality as formulated, humorous, and morally ambiguous as any of Dostoevsky’s antiheroes.

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When we were ready to leave, Mrs. Singla gave me two badminton rackets and a tube of shuttlecocks. She offered Mr. Mishra a similar set, but he said no. Mr. Mishra stood as he refused her. Then he and she moved out into the hall. I moved back to the sofa I had sat on earlier. Father Joseph went to his desk and took out two small newspaper-wrapped bundles. "Forty thousand," he said, putting them at the edge of the desk. I had only expected him to pay twenty-five or thirty. Father Joseph, I thought, was one of those people for whom money is not real, and once he had surrendered in the bargaining, he gave up completely.

Gupta's wealth and power. When Mr. Gupta joined the education department twelve years ago, each education subject had collected its own political donations. The physical education program had always had more influence than other departments because the physical education teachers, like the captains of Calcutta's athletic clubs, have access to large pools of hooligans. Only when Rajiv Gandhi lost the prime ministership was Mr. Gupta able to consolidate fund-raising under himself in return for continued loyalty to the Congress Party.

I asked as I unbuttoned my shirt. When I reached the top two buttons, my hands trembled. Anita shook her head no. " I paused and tried thinking of a way to hide my mistake of going this late to the pundit. " she said with panic in her voice. " "He could stay in Beri. " Anita's body had become stiff and the lines on her forehead were sharp and deep. " Although Anita had most of the responsibility for the ceremony, the strength of her response made it appear affected. "I can get someone else," I said softly.

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