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This Terence Wheeler novel is a speculation on how power passes from one generation to the next and how one buries the other.
In India in 1962, the Year of the Conjunction began triumphantly with the liberation of Goa, the fragment of territory under foreign rule, and ended in the nation’s degradation at the hands of Red Chinese forces in the Himalayas. Ultimately, the astrologers were proved right. The conjunction of all the planets brought disaster.
About the AuthorTerence Wheeler was born in Portsmouth, England. His debut novel The Conjunction, set in India, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1970.