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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Originally posted July 2006

The Last Song of Dusk

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Early 20th century Colonial India is the lush backdrop for the debut novel by the Bombay-born Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, called "The Last Song of Dusk." Although Publishers Weekly has dubbed it a novel of "magic realism," Shanghvi rejects that label, instead regarding it as something at once more mundane and more profound.

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