Ram Karan, a corrupt official in the Delhi school system, lives in one of the city's slums with his widowed daughter and his eight-year-old granddaughter.
Bumbling, contradictory, sad, Ram is a man corroded by a guilty secret.
An Obedient Father takes the reader to an India that is both far away and real - into the mind of a character as tormented, funny, and ambiguous as one of Dostoevsky's anti-heroes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/05/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571313594