A light-hearted and funny novel that takes you back on a delightful journey from childhood to adolescence, bringing back memories of those early years when innocent friendships were struck, teenage crushes blossomed, love letters were exchanged, gossip circulated, and lessons of life were learnt.
Set in the turbulent 1970s, this coming-of-age novel tells the story of Tito, a precocious eleven-year-old, growing up in a sleepy railway town of Assam. Amidst fierce political unrest engulfing the Northeast and frequent transfers faced by his idealistic father for his futile resistance to government corruption, Tito dreams of becoming a poet one day. Both the political unrest and his father’s idealism transform Tito’s life, in more ways than he can imagine.
The book also highlights the need to root out widespread social problems like corruption, parochialism and authoritarianism from India.