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Rear Entrance
David Barun Kumar Thomas

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Oct 01, 2010
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 228
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350090558
Price : 299

About the book

Six months in dreary and cold Brussels – and no headway with her handsome colleague Luc – has convinced systems analyst Seetha, brought up in 'steamy' Madras, that she must move on. The British Government's immigration laws allow writers and artists to be granted a visa even if they have no job so Seetha decides that she is a writer – and her first creative assignment is her visa application form. Harish, escaping the slums of India, has slogged hard in Belgium for the last fourteen years and has finally saved enough to fulfil a lifelong dream: watch a cricket match at Lords in London. Amit seems to have everything – except his strict father's approval which he may win if he finds a way to launder the $2 million his father moved out of India 'during the restrictive years of Nehruvian socialism'. To Ratnesh, who hates the Indian caste system and as a Dalit plans to seek asylum in the UK, all's fair in love war and getting a visa. Even using the naive Harish for his own ends. And across the desk from them all, holding their fate in his hands, is British visa officer Doug Evans... who himself does not know what is going to happen at the end of the two days in which these characters' lives, dreams – and visa applications – cross paths.


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David Barun Kumar Thomas
David Barun Kumar Thomas was born in Assam to Tamil parents. He completed his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1977, then switched tracks and studied for a Master's in History at JNU...(+)