Fate of a “fifty-fifty”

Half-Blood by Pronoti Datta. Published in 2022 by Speaking Tiger Books LLP, 125-A, Ground Floor, Shapur Jat, New Delhi, 110049. Pp: 264. Price: Rs 499. Pronoti Datta’s (pictured) Half-Blood is an engrossing first novel set in Bombay. Datta is familiar with the city as she worked as a journalist covering society and culture. She ensures that the reader realizes that this is a Bombay book as there are several perceptive descriptions of Ballard Estate and Apollo Bunder as well as references to several catastrophic events that shook the city like the 26/11 terrorist attacks and the floods of July 2015. It......

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