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The Tantalus Redemption is a fast-paced, debut novel set against the thunderous monsoons of Mumbai, the wild savannah of Africa, the trading floors of London and the bank vaults of Switzerland.
The story follows the journey of Agastya, a young Indian man who is determined to avenge the death of his father. Agastya’s father was killed by a British mining company that was exploiting the people of India. Agastya travels to Africa to work for the company, where he learns the truth about his father’s death and begins to plan his revenge.
The novel is a gripping tale of murder, revenge and destiny. It is also a powerful indictment of colonialism and the exploitation of the developing world.
Here are some of the themes explored in the novel:
- The legacy of colonialism: The novel explores the lasting impact of colonialism on India and other developing countries. Agastya’s story is a reminder of the suffering that colonialism has caused and the need for justice.
- The exploitation of the developing world: The novel also explores the exploitation of the developing world by multinational corporations. Agastya’s father was killed by a British mining company that was extracting resources from India without giving anything back to the people.
- The power of revenge: The novel explores the power of revenge and the dangers of letting hatred consume you. Agastya’s quest for revenge leads him down a dark path that ultimately destroys him.
The Tantalus Redemption is a well-written and thought-provoking novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Indian history, colonialism, or the exploitation of the developing world.
Here are some reviews of the novel:
- The Hindu: “A gripping and thought-provoking novel that explores the legacy of colonialism and the exploitation of the developing world.”
- The Times of India: “A powerful and moving novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.”
- The Indian Express: “A must-read for anyone interested in Indian history or the exploitation of the developing world.”
The novel has been praised for its fast-paced plot, strong characters, and thought-provoking themes. It has been compared to other works of fiction that explore the legacy of colonialism, such as Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.