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Normalising totalitarianism

The political context of China that follows the publication of this book is interesting


M S Sriram
One of the perils of moving on in age is that even the deep past appears to be so yesterday though decades may have passed. I cannot believe that it is almost four decades since Vikram Seth published his first book of prose — a fascinating travelogue through China and Tibet. 

He was still a doctoral student, alluding to a dream of completing his PhD at Stanford (which he never did!); and had only published two small books of poems that did not get much attention. With the book From Heaven Lake,  he announced the arrival of a powerful writer of
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First Published: Jul 31 2020 | 1:35 AM IST

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