Category: Reviews of The Surveyor
Ravinder continues to work longer and harder in the field than he used to, because though he longs for home, he feels a desire to escape as well, to recreate the life he had led as a bachelor. Later he will talk little about the years at field after he got married, it is as though they were private in a way he could not, perhaps, even have articulated to himself
The Surveyor, Ira Singh’s debut novel, is both an intimate portrait of family life as well as an exploration of more public histories. The author, who teaches English Literature at Miranda House, Delhi, tells Renu Dhole what drew her to the subject.