‘Funny and Disturbing’

I recently read Aman Sethi’s A Free Man.

Insightful, humorous, and disturbing, this work of non-fiction is the story of millions of invisible men that that toil around us everyday, building our cities (and breaking them down when asked to), preparing our meat, selling us lemons… Aman Sethi explores not just the mazdoor, but the philosopher, the entrepreneur, and the struggle to be free. Vaguely reminiscent of The White Tiger by its synopsis, A Free Man is an achievement in journalism, a masterpiece in ‘development journalism’, and is the only book that I can describe with the phrases ‘very funny’ and ‘reads like a war documentary,’ simultaneously.

You can sample it out from an excerpt at The Caravan.

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