Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Last Wave by: Pankaj Sekhsaria

Harish has always been an aimless drifter, but he finds the anchor to his life when he sees the slow but sure destruction of everything that the Jarawa need to survive, he is moved by the need to do something. Along with him come Uncle Pame, a seventy-year-old Karen boatman, and Seema a "local born" a descendant of the convicts who were lodged in the jail of Port Blair. Seema has been to the mainland to study, but unlike the rest of her educated counterparts she has decided to come back to the Andaman Islands As they grow closer through their love for the islands and their attempt to understand the Jarawa, an unknown conflict appears, the tsunami of 2004.

I got The Last Wave as a birthday present from my father. When I read the blurb, I wasn't sure if I would I like it. It turns out I did like it. It taught me a lot about the Jarawa people and the conditions that they are living in. I could tell that Pankaj Sekhsaria had done a lot of research to write the book and bring forth the back story of the Islands. His descriptions were very beautiful and the characters were great, you could feel the emotion behind the writing through the characters. I found the a nice educational experience as well as a good read because of the characters. I would give The Last Wave 3 stars.

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