'I was very much impressed by Field of Honour'.
-Hugely dramatic, thrilling indeed.
-Murari can set an exotic scene,
enrich it with romantic intrigue, and power it with a dramatic
climax. A good novel about man's basic struggle against society,
his fellow man and himself. For readers who want suspense with
sustenance- LIBRARY JOURNAL.
-A first rate story-teller makes
the most of the incongruity of circumstances. -DAILY TELEGRAPH.
-A backwater setting with fascinating characters is brought to
life here by skilful, good old-fashioned story telling. PUBLISHERS
-Timeri Murari's FIELD
OF HONOUR, starts at a disarming level. However, some
70 pages into the story, it quickly acquires grip and subtlety.
Murari's use of language is accurate and skilled, and his story
is satisfyingly well told. TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT.
-There are insightful observations,
like the author's delicate delineation of the position of the
English in the twilight zone of postpartition India or the small
details of life in the rajah's household he provides. ASIAN
WALL STREET JOURNAL
- He focuses on two groups of
misfits in the new India. The Anglo-Indians talk of England as
'home' yet are reluctant to leave for a land they don't know.
And the native aristocracy that has absorbed (and been corrupted
by?) the western values of its colonial masters lives uneasily
in this fledgling socialist democracy. Murari links these two
worlds with Gunboat Jack, a spent American boxer who is stranded
in Bangalore, where he lives restlessly with the Anglo-Indian
community. This is a fascinating tale, powerfully told. THE
-Like filmmaker Jean Cocteau
Murari believes every man has his reasons. This is a story of
aristocratic cruelty and nobility, of ancient traditions meeting
modern exigencies, told so swiftly and well. THE CHARLOTTE