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Rabbit Rap
Musharraf Ali Farooqi & Michelle Farooqi | Penguin Viking | Rs 499

Readers of promoted fiction, identify Farooqi as the author of the recently released Between Clay and Dust, but few know that the author has many other books to his credit, including a masterful translation of 19th century fable The Adventures of Amir Hamza that appeared in 2007. The New York Times hailed it as a challenge to Homer. In India the book sank without a trace. Farooqi’s latest, Rabbit Rap is a satirical fable that explores the issues facing the developing world as it comes to terms with genetic engineering, corporate social responsibility and the political and social climate in which it thrives. It’s a gem of a book. Read it.

(This review appeared in the Saturday edition of the Mail Today, dated 11 August 2012)

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