A cult 1961 Hindi novel in English
2021-07-29 02:33:48

Nirupama Dutt writes about Usha Priyamvada’s Fifty-five Pillars, Red Walls, which she had read when it first came out in Hindi:

All these memories came flooding as I held a mint-fresh copy of the novel, which has been brilliantly translated into English by Daisy Rockwell, in my hands. I stayed awake all night as I read this well-told story, chronicling the dreams and disappointments of the ill-fated love affair of Sushma and Neel set in the vintage Delhi of the 60s.

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