Amitabha Bagchi’s Half The Night Is Gone is a must read for us. We’ll let reader reviews say why its a must read for you!

Here is what The Book Elf thinks about this book:

“Rarely do you come across a book that leaves you with a feeling of being complete. Half the Night is Gone by Amitabha Bagchi is one such book, a soul-stirring, poignant and lyrical this one stays with you.”

You can read the full review here.

Vanya‘s review on Amazon says,

“Truths are always bitter and the faster we recognize the fact, the more successful and satisfied we remain. The characters of the story are no special people with special thoughts or powers, they are who you find in real life and that makes the story all the more worth it. I loved the way the narration made this book what it is. It shuttles between Diwanchand’s remorseful letters to his loved ones after he received the blow that unsettled him to the core and the story he writes of Lala Motichand and Mange Ram and their families.”

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Shashikant put up a review on Goodreads saying,

“Half the Night is Gone’ is special to me; special because I could see my father, my elder brothers, and uncles in it. I could sense where they came from and why they think, what they think, of our present. It calmed down a lot of restlessness that I had regarding my previous generations and the way they have had perceived ‘India.’ In short, this book helped to reason out (or better– to get away with the need of reasoning out) ‘who we are today.’ Rarely do we come across a book that trails, unabashedly, the journey of typical north-Indians through the exciting past to this nearly-dystopian present— the time when the past was getting ready to become the present. As I try to understand the story comprehensively, for me, it is about that journey clinching its narrative to the nostalgia of ‘who we were.’”

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Here is what Brown Paper Bag has to say about the book,

“People will be thinking about Amitabha Bagchi’s new novel, Half The Night Is Gone, for years, and not just because his publishers are launching it with a murgh changezi and lauki ki lauj dinner party. It’s truly ambitious and provocative: a grave, multi-layered narrative that deals in thorny questions about family, class, religion and duty.”

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