Two Indias, Two Novels: Kunal Basu’s ‘In an Ideal World’ and Saikat Majumdar’s ‘The Middle Finger’

By Ananya Dutta Gupta
Kunal Basu and Saikat Majumdar both turn their spotlight on the Janus that is India today. Riven, fractious, schizophrenic, this India is a site for desperately competing utopian fantasies in desperate denial of the dystopia looming in the wings of history.