The Descent of the Drowned

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The Descent of the Drowned

by Ana Lal Din (White Tigress, 2021)

Lal Din_Descent of the Drowned

An immersive Indo-Persian fantasy whose distressingly real human elements—an unforgiving caste system; the legal, religious and social subjugation and callous brutalisation of women—choke out the more speculative content. A powerful book but one that, strong protagonist notwithstanding, offers little catharsis.

 

 

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