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The Goat, The Sofa and Mr Swami

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The Goat, the Sofa and Mr Swami by  R. ChandrasekarI’m sure that most people probably wouldn’t guess that a book called ‘The Goat, the Sofa and Mr Swami’ is a satirical look at the superficially rather dry topic of Indian politics. Let’s face it, if someone offered you a book about the fictional life of the personal assistant to the Prime Minister, would you really jump up and down shouting “Mine, Mine, Mine” like the seagulls in Finding Nemo? Probably not. That’s a shame because anyone who has even the slightest interest in how Indian politics works would recognize that the fiction is funny but the reality is probably even more bizarre than anything R.Chandrasekar put into his account of a few weeks in the life of the fictional Joint Secretary Swami.


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