This is Raghuvir Sahai’s third volume of poems. His two previous ones: Seedhiyon Par Dhoop Mein (1960) and Atmahatya Ke Viruddha (1967) have already established him as a major Hindi poet of the post-sixties.
Anglo-Indian fiction has generally interested non-Indians more than Indians, hence it is appropriate that Bhupal Singh’s pioneering work should achieve a new impression under the joint imprint of Curzon Press (London) and Rowman & Littlefield (Totowa N.J.).
Monsieur fascinates, is full of many interesting possibilities, yet does not quite succeed. Durrell,sadly, does not develop more fully the many curious, inter-linked themes that he interjects along the tortuous way of this novel within a novel.