A Fine Balance
Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight; and, above all, compulsively readable. First published 1995.
A winner of Canada's Giller Prize. For his first novel, "Such a Long Journey", the author won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Winner of Winifred Holtby Memorial Award 1996 and Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize 1996 and Commonwealth Writers Prize 1996 and Commonwealth Writers' Prize 1996 and Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book Caribbean and Canada 1996. Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997 and Booker Prize for Fiction 1996.