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Murky Undercurrents

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The Muddy River, P. A. Krishnan, book reviewLike its title, Muddy River is a very muddy indeed, a murky tale of a kidnapping and bureaucrat Ramesh Chandran’s quest to have the victim released from a group of terrorists with politicians and policemen clouding the issue even further. Chandran turns his quest into a novel – which is presented to the reader in typewriter font and this is occasionally commented on by his two friends, one a Bengali and the other a British lecturer based in Ampleforth and reviewed by his wife, Sukanya who also occasionally enters the story.

Chandran and Sukanya have a tragic history – they have lost their five year old daughter Priya which has created divisions between husband and wife.

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