September 15, 2012
Have you read a book about Glasgow seen through the eyes of first generation Indians? `Twice Born' does just that. The novel follows the life of a young couple from India and their experiences in Glasgow. `Twice Born' peels away the layers and presents the simmering progress of their life in Glasgow. Straddling the two cultures, putting down their roots while not forgetting their liberal family values steeped in an ancient culture is a delicate balance for them. The overarching themes of the novel are the universal aspects of love, identity and betrayal. An interesting aspect of the novel is that it also follows Scotland's fight for Independence as the political events parallels their lives.