My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A huge insight into real life India, which is shocking and horrific to the western reader. It shows a nation so different in thinking and behaviour to mine, however there are many other countries around the world where life of the people, especially the poor is very hard. It’s not nice to read about the suffering, we need our eyes opened to issues like those raised in this book. This was the Man Booker prize winner in 2008.