Caste oppression and discrimination are part and parcel of the book. But nowhere does the author let go of the narrative and stand on a soapbox. And, that is possibly the reason why the book makes more of an impact than anything else that I have read on caste. It is chilling in its normalcy….... It is a must read for our generation, especially because many of believe that caste does not matter any more.

Gargi in
Point of View (POV),
(August 17, 2005)