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The Valley Of Masks by  Tarun J. Tejpal, book review‘All men are equal but some are more equal than others’ pace George Orwell that is what we discover in The Valley of Masks. Tarun Tejpal sets his ideal world in a cup of the Himalayas, territory he’s visited before in The Alchemy of Desire. Of course, he is careful not to name the names of places, but one can guess from the descriptions of the scenery, the deodar trees and the fact that the prophet who rules this lost valley is called Aum.

In this ideal world there is no question of me or my – the ‘everyone is equal’ philosophy is described in straight logical prose with occasional flights into poetry.


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