Mysore Today: The Smoke Is Rising
Review / July 3, 2014

Author: Mahesh Rao
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9788184005189
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Set in Mysore, this book has parallel stories running together in today’s world where this city is undergoing a transformation. While the quiet Mysore is expected to get Heritage Land, Asia’s largest theme park, somewhere nearer, a group of farmers are feeling discontent and betrayed as their lands have been taken away. The clash between the farmers and the developers is taken to court, where the farmers lose. On D-day, there is a huge showdown, leaving behind bloodied clothes, mutilated bodies and smoke from the burning buildings.