Book review: A Feast Of Vultures
A sobering read that has a sledgehammer effect on one's political optimism
Josy Joseph’s A Feast Of Vultures is an important, if sobering read, meticulously researched and intelligently written. India is a rich nation of poor people, and the vultures that prey on the common person are the everyday fixers, the multimillion-dollar-deal middlemen, and the billion-siphoning crony capitalists. The book starts with India’s poorest and ends with the richest, leaving no doubt that the departure of the venal United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has made no difference to business as usual.