New Delhi: Indiaink, 1997. First Printing. Hardcover. First Indian Edition (and Indiaink's first publication), preceding all others, of the political activist's first novel. Demy 8vo (213 x 144mm): ,340pp. Publisher's black buckram, spine lettered in gilt, chocolate end papers; photographically illustrated dust wrapper by Sanjeev Saith, priced Rs 395. Tightly bound (apparently unread) in very fine jacket, marred only by faint tape ghosts to end sheets and stain to p. 192, where a newspaper clipping was laid in. Fine / Fine. Item #BB2424
Published in the 50th-anniversary year of Indian independence, this debut novel won the Man Booker Prize, was translated into some 40 languages, and became the best-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. It charts the hopes and disillusionments of a family over three generations in Southern India. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).