Book Review: ‘Things to Leave Behind’ by Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale doesn’t need an introduction. Under her directorship, the Jaipur Literature Festival is now touted to be the “greatest literature fest on the Earth”.  Namita’s new novel ‘Things to Leave Behind ‘ chronicles the mixed legacy of the British Indian past and the emergence of a fragile modernity. Namita’s new novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’, is a rich, panoramic historical novel set in Kumaon, in Nainital, Almora and Sat Tal, in…