Available as hardcover only:
Published by HarperCollins India, 1997
(officially out of print with HarperCollins, and now available ONLY from Invisible Man Books: and, because Invisible Man Books no longer has an easily accessible place to store books, the book costs considerably more to retrieve and ship).
A collection of humor, essays on political and literary issues, satire: even 14 years later, I consider this to be one of my most daring books, despite its flaws, its unevenness, and its occasional weakness.
“His subjects inspire the sparkling best in him and his fine prose is as sparkling as ever with wit, racy yet refined.”–Indian Express
“Pungent, witty and incisive . . . leaves the reader surprised, provoked and sometimes outraged. Guaranteed to make a good read.”–Press Trust of India.
“After his best-selling The Revised Kama Sutra, Richard Crasta is back with another enjoyable book. Flippant and full of satire . . . full of subtle humor, the book takes a lighter look at contemporary India . . . telling it like it is–no holds barred. Not your average humour but a classy, welcome change. Get it.–Femina.
“Refreshing candour, enjoyable, a landmark of its genre.”–Mangalore Today