Now this is one novel I wanted to read ever since I heard of it years back. Unfortunately, I couldn't for one reason or the other. I'm glad that I read it finally, few days back.
The novel is set against a wonderfull backdrop of the rural India. What made it special (I guess this goes for most of the novels) is it's climax. It reminded me of 'A Tale of Two Cities.' Khushwant Singh should be proud of his work. It surely is an Indian classic!