|Paperback 2012||R 175||In Stock.|
About the book
Mohammed Ashraf has studied biology in college, and after college has learnt howto repair television sets, cut suit lengths, and slice chicken. He has lived in Mumbai, Calcutta,Hyderabad, Surat, and Patna, but this evening he is stoned on a street in Sadar Bazaar, in NorthDelhi. The morning shall bring hangovers, whiskey breakfasts, and possibly answers to the lingeringquestions that haunt Ashraf. How did he get here? Why is he the way he is? And is there a way backhome?In this compelling account of the life of an itinerant labourer, Aman Sethi brings Ashraf vividly aliveand illuminates the lives of countless others like him. Wry, humourous, and insightful, A Free Man isan unforgettable portrait of an invisible man in his invisible city.
About the Author
Aman Sethi was born in Bombay in 1983. He studied chemistry in Delhi, and journalism inChennai and New York. He is currently the Chhattisgarh correspondent for The Hindu. This ishis first book.
A delightful read about the life of an itinerant worker. The writing style and the newness of the subject impressed me. Also was a quick read.