It is disappointing to see bulls*** like One Indian Girl gathering a media storm when real gems of Indian literature, like Aravind Adiga's Selection Day go unnoticed. Adiga can rightfully claim the throne of the king of modern Indian fiction, with his satirical novels on the 21st century Indian society always managing to strike a chord with me. My review might be heavily biased as Adiga's first book, The White Tiger, made me like what this man had to say, Last Man In Tower made me in love with his writing.
Selection Day is all about middle-class India's obsession -cricket. Adiga does not restrict his inhibitions and he deftly exposes the hypocrisy hidden in all of us - the Indian parent, the coach, media, everyone. An interesting read, probably not as good as The White Tiger, but still very close.