'Chaudhuri has, like Proust, perfected the art of the moment [and written] masterpieces of intimate observation.'
'This immensely subtle novel both estranges and gently strokes the surface of English and Indian life. I know of nothing in English fiction that begins to resemble it.'
‘Those who are always acclaiming the "poetic prose" of Ondaatje would do well to study Chaudhuri'
‘An extraordinary achievement.'