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Indian Magic
Indian Magic

Indian Magic


240 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9781908446282

Rights: US, CA & CAR

HopeRoad (Apr 2014)


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When Ravi Kumar Mehra steps off the train at Victoria station, London, in the autumn of 1962, he is fully equipped with the all-important work permit and a couple of pounds in his pocket. A brave new life lies ahead! He's 23, educated, good-looking—a real Star of India. What can possibly stand in his way? Disillusion sets in. The Mother Country is a hostile place in which non-whites are not welcome. But the kindness of strangers helps Ravi to walk tall—and after six days of sleeping rough, his luck changes, for the Indian Magic curry house is recruiting for a dishwasher . . . When Ravi falls in love life takes a more dangerous turn. For the girl in question is the English Rose next door, and her father is unhinged. Anything could happen.

Author Biography

Balraj Khanna arrived in London in the Swinging Sixties to study English. Instead, he took to art. His novels include Nation of Fools, Sweet Chillies, and The Mists of Simla.