I have just finished reading "Raag Darbaari" by Shrilal Shukla. Third time, that is.
With my limited reading, I have yet to come across so powerful a statement & satire on the socio-political rural (and real) India.
To all of you who have been mesmerized by the gloss of cities for long, I strongly recommend this book, which I am sure would serve as a much-needed (I presume) dosage of the real India we live in.
And let me also warn you, do not go for any translated version. As it happens with any translation, however brilliant it might be, the sublime cultural connotations are completely lost.
I would welcome your views.