The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets

The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets


"I've continuously had trouble imagining my father as a policeman. He appeared so much himself within the casual environment of safari lifestyles, outfits raveled, occasionally no longer shaving for days. So why did he subscribe to the Indian Police, with its inflexible hierarchies and complicated protocols?"

Setting Sun is the tale of the loss of life days of an empire, mixed with gripping kin heritage, in a unprecedented literary voyage throughout India.

When a letter from an Indian historian arrives all of a sudden, informing major educational Moore Gilbert that his loved, deceased father, a member of the Indian Police prior to Independence, partook within the abuse of civilians, Moore Gilbert's international is shaken as his adored early life thoughts are challenged. He units out looking for the truth—discovering a lot concerning the finish of empire, the kingdom of India at the present time, and even if his father, as one of many many characters on his quest claims, rather was once a terrorist.

Crisscrossing western India, and following leads from bustling Mumbai to distant rural scenes, Moore-Gilbert ultimately items jointly the reality, eventually researching that a similar tale hyperlinks the previous with the current, colonial India with its sleek incarnation, terrorism in the course of the a while and father with son.

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