Days of Gold and Sepia Book Ü 425 pages

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Days of Gold and Sepia Book Ü 425 pages ✓ This is the saga of Lalljee Lakha as he rises from his humble beginnings as a penniless orphan in his desert homeland of Kutch to amass a large fortune as Bombays Cotton King Set against the eventful period between Indias War for Independence in 1857 and the fledgling freedom struggle of the earlHe British Raj Days of Gold and Sepia paints the portrait of a man of courage and character and is the story of the discovery of life the pain of a passionate and doomed love and family feuds and of great personal integrity and human frailt This book has one of the most intriguing and interesting prologues Less than 2 pages but it makes you read the book hoping that if the rest of the book is half as good as the prologue you have hit gold in terms of an interesting novelI am not so much into fiction but probably because this book has Mumbai of preindependent India as a backdrop and also had some decent reviews ordered this book thru flipkartThis is the story of Lalljee Lakha and his journey from the wasted lands of Kutch to his becoming the cotton king of India It is his growth relationships business dealings his family and also his unreuited love story that fill up over 400 pages Beyond the story of Lalljee Lakha the book has some very interesting women Strong willed with minds of their own doing what they think is right Considering that we are talking of India 100 years ago it is indeed progressiveFor a first time writer the book is a pretty good effort Mrs Premji has a way with words writes fantastic prose and very very evocative sentences I wish she had put the same effort into the characters A lot of them make fleeting appearances without being fleshed out well Don't know if the editors knocked the stuff out to keep the book manageable to readWriting a novel which spans over 10 decades is a difficult job but Mrs Premji seems to have pulled this part off very wellSomething tells me that this book will make a great script for a blockbuster movie

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This is the saga of Lalljee Lakha as he rises from his humble beginnings as a penniless orphan in his desert homeland of Kutch to amass a large fortune as Bombays Cotton King Set against the eventful period between Indias War for Independen Just finished reading this one I would rate it 3 on a 5 pt scale However I would recommend this book for a beautiful glimpse into my favorite city Mumbai If you enjoyed the gritty Mumbai of Shantaram you will love the glamor and grit of the birth of this city

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Days of Gold and SepiaCe in 1857 and the fledgling freedom struggle of the early twentieth century this sweeping tale is peopled by a vibrant array of characters merchant princes and maharajas courtesans and soothsayers pirates freedom fighters and soldiers of t Enjoyed Should have been subtitled Bombay A Love Story