Wednesday, April 30, 2014

PARTITION by R.O. Palmer

PARTITION chronicles a microcosm of India in 1947, a British archeological dig in rural Punjab. There, while uncovering artifacts of India’s past, Professor Robert Joyce is enveloped by the political turmoil of India’s present. Like Lord Mountbatten, Britain’s last Viceroy of India, Robert must deal with competing pressures from Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. Complicating Robert’s exit strategy, his daughter Serena falls for two graduate students, one Hindu and one Muslim.