Varsha Tiwary reviews Tanuj Solanki’s Manjhi’s Mayhem ( Penguin India, 2022) and calls it a story that openly declares its non-English heart, even if written in English.
In a couple of masterly sentences, Tanuj Solanki captures a sublime moment of wordless communication between a security guard in a café and an upper-class woman who is under attack by three gundas. Catching all-too-human moments underlining people’s similar reactions in crises and their ability to be in tandem with strangers without exchange of words is a recurring theme of Manjhi’s Mayhem.
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