Racists

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Author: Kunal Basu

9788172237226 | PB | pp. 245 | 2008 | HarperCollins

Racists tells the tale of a science experiment where 2 infants one black and one white are left on an island to natures own devices for 12 years and observed. Will they be able to reap the fruits of this experiment on the taboo of racism?

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1855: on a deserted island off the coast of Africa, the most audacious experiment ever envisaged is about to begin. To settle an argument that has raged inconclusively for decades, two scientists decide to raise a pair of infants, one black, one white, on a barren island, exposed to the dangers all around them, tended only by a young nurse whose muteness renders her incapable of influencing them in any way, for good or for bad. They will grow up without speech, without civilization, without punishment or play. In this primitive environment, the children will develop as their primitive natures dictate. The question is: what will be left when the twelve years of the experiment are over? Which child will be master, and which the slave? For surely one will triumph over the other. Or will they all, children and scientists alike, reap the fruits of breaking the taboo, as they discover love and loneliness on the wild but beautiful island of Arlinda.

Additional information

Author:

Kunal Basu

ISBN:

9788172237226

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

245

Year of Publication:

2008

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in Calcutta and has travelled widely. He teaches at Oxford University and is married with one daughter. Author of three acclaimed novels-The Opium Clerk, The Miniaturist, and Racists-he has acted in films and on stage, written poetry and screenplays. The Japanese Wife has been made into a film by India’s celebrated director Aparna Sen. For more information, log on to www.kunalbasu.com

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