Mulk Raj Anand, one of the most highly regarded Indian novelists writing in English, was born in Peshawar in 1905. He was educated at the universities of Lahore, London and Cambridge, and lived in England for many years, finally settling in a village in Western India after the war. His novels on humanism have been translated into several world languages. He died in 2004.
One of the most eloquent and imaginative works to deal with this
difficult and emotive subject -- Martin Seymour-Smith
It recalled to me very vividly the occasions I have walked 'the wrong way' in an Indian city, and it is a way down which no novelist has yet taken me -- E. M. Forster