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If English, August was a delicate outside-in peep into the Indian bureaucracy through the august eyes of EnglishMammaries is a vast chronicle of the functioning of Indian bureaucracy and its hilarious yet inevitable association with the Indian politics. At least Agastya finds wellfare female company to keep and with it a place to spend at least a few nights a week: This shocking novel is realistic in the sense that ordinary people might have experienced more than we can ever imagine.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Apr 01, Swathi Kiranmayee Manchili rated it it was ok Shelves: Life in the city is not good. I felt that Chatterjee could have taken a fine scalpel to dissect the problem but, instead, takes a massive sledgehammer, scattering all in its wake but leaving us overwhelmed and, to be honest, too often bored.


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This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Jul 02, Anirudh rated it it was ok. Return to Book Page. We won’t make it, you know, as a nation until — to take only one instance — the people who put up our road signs and the people who need to use makmaries, to decipher them from their cars, are the same.

Upamanyu Chatterjee: The Mammaries of the Welfare State – The Modern Novel

Quotes from The Mammaries of Upmanyu Chatterjee is the Joseph Heller of India. However, he carries it a bit too far in this one. Here’s how terms and conditions weldare. I expected this book to be as interesting as English, August. He wishes to change the system from the inside but then he comes across the universal problem of being a speck in the ocean of the corruption and vile.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. There’s lots of drifting appropriate to the subject matterand characters fade in and out of view and focus.


Agastya will rate it some other time. Feb 02, Sarath Krishnan rated it liked it. The novel is an attack on the imperfect beaurocraticy of India.

Jun 21, Anuj rated it it was ok. Nov 05, Shwetank rated it really liked it.

Read more Read less. Harsh rated it liked it Feb 03, His seniors would regret reading this more scorn from the wives of those seniors. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The complete review ‘s Review:.

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Comic and Kafkaesque, The Mammaries of the Welfare State is a masterwork of satire by a major writer at the height of his powers. Equality, liberty and justice swing sinusoidally from zero to negative to back at forefront.

Don’t have a Kindle? Rakesh Nahin rated it liked it Jul 17, He picks at all parts of the Welfare State, and he does so well.